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Missing Link in Education
We have to try and bring disadvantaged kids on par with advantage kids using an appropriate method so that children can learn
MIT Professor Explains His Three-Word Approach To Make Education Accessible
Anant Agarwal explains why "tech not taxes" is the approach politicians should take to the education system.
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NYC Students Give Inspiring Answers For Their Ideal High School Experience
"It would have options for learning environments."
After 10 Years, Alabama Students Must Learn About Climate Change Again
At Inverse, we obsess over one question: What could happen next?
After a 10-year hiatus, climate change is back in Alabama public schools. Evolution, too, raises its mutant fuzzy head. Alabamian youth will not have to
these things, but they will need to know, for instance, that the globe is warming and the data indicate it's humanity's fault.
Seven Manners Through Which Schools Are Killing Creativity
Entrepreneur, Author, and Student at The Wharton School
Schools are killing creativity. But rather than just sharing articles and liking pages, let's actually do something about it; educators, implement some of these ideas, and comment on how they go. Let's bring on the education revolution, together!
Teachers Who Don't Like Their Jobs Miss Millions Of Days Of School Each Year
U.S. teachers who are unhappy with their jobs miss significantly more days of work than their happier peers, a new survey
Time to Trust American Heritage and American Youth
Joseph W. Gauld
Founder, Hyde School
A great failure of our educational system today is its inability to reaffirm -- much less inspire --the sense of a larger purpose in American youth.
Has the American Education System Failed Today's Students?
18-year-old high school student. Twitter @kaitk96
While I was sitting in my economics class we were discussing how voting works in America. The teacher asked a simple question: "How does voting work?" You could hear crickets in the background.
Education Reform Without Addressing the Race Gap Is Education Deform
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
A child's life often hinges on the level and depth of education he/she receives. We must clear out the noise and bring advocates from both sides into the same room. We cannot continue to ignore the plight of our children, and we cannot continue to attack one another.
What Is It Like to Be a High School Principal?
The best answer to any question
Being a principal is like being caught in the middle of a tug of war. One end of the rope is the state and school board. The other end is held by the students/teachers/families in your school.
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Apathetic? Millennials Are Anything But, When It Comes to Creating Change
Recruitment Manager, Teach For America
Millennials often get a bad rap. As Chelsea Clinton points out in her recent TIME piece, people tend to see us as apathetic and impatient. The universities and college students I work with every day show me that this just isn't true -- well, at least the first part.
Thirty Years Later: Still At Risk
Senior Public Policy Executive
The fundamental policy question today is precisely what it was in 1983: If we are outspending the rest of the world on education, why aren't we out-performing the rest of the world?
Parental Involvement in Education: What Kind? To What Ends?
Author and lecturer on education, parenting, and human behavior
Exhortations for more "parental involvement" remind me of calls to be "a good citizen": In the abstract, everyone is for it. But inspected closely, what's most often meant by the term turns out to be considerably more complicated and even worthy of skepticism.
Truths About Education That Parents Need to Know
Dr. Rhonda Joy Edwards Vansant
Education is overwhelmed with an allegiance to mandated curriculums and standardized testing. Students are tired and weary. Teachers must not think and create on their own -- they must follow the mandated path.
Grades vs. Learning
Teen Impact Contest Runner-Up
While grades are extremely important, people often forget about the importance of learning, not just getting good grades.
Escape: How to Avoid Being a Product of the System
Homework. Testing. Memorization. I just summed up today's education system in three words. If it isn't on the test, it doesn't matter.
Owner, Wabash Construction
America is no longer an honest country. The left is not honest. The right is not honest. The top is not honest. The bottom is not honest. I am not honest. You are not honest.
President Obama's Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president's order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.
Inequality in the American Education System
William H. Schmidt
University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University
The reality is that, for most students, the education they receive is largely based on chance, making academic opportunities into a kind of lottery -- one with profound consequences.
Students for Education Reform
Executive Director, Six PAC
Our education system needs to adapt if America is to remain strong, but steps required to keep America globally competitive are not being taken.
Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part I
Analyst, Rethink Education
The quickest path to economic recovery is through an informed and educated workforce, and the quickest path to modernizing our schools is through an informed and educated parent-base.
Good Enough Does Not Lead to Greatness
Dr. David Svaldi
President, Adams State University
Too often, we fail to strive for excellence or greatness because we believe it is not probable, so why try? Or, we accept the status quo, even if it is mediocre or sub par. "Good enough" will not be adequate to solve the huge number of issues facing our nation.
Empower Effective Teachers -- Get Out of Our Way!
, Guest Writer
We cannot begin to fix our education system until we get everyone in power to recognize the falseness of the military-corporate-education analogy, until we accept the absolute stupidity of executive-ruled schools.
Graduation, or Biking on Thin Air
Academic competition isn't inherently bad, but the earlier the pressure to outdo one's classmates begins, the more damage it can potentially cause.
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