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How Do We Break the Pattern of Poor Teaching for Poor Children?

Teaching that encourages creativity and critical thinking is increasingly reserved for affluent children.

Almost every proposal for "school reform" is top-down: divert public money to quasi-private charter schools, pit states against one another in a race for cash, offer rewards when test scores go up, fire the teachers or close the schools when they don't.

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Dropout Factories

Can we sustain the public's attention for long enough to rehabilitate our country's worst schools?


Can we sustain the public’s attention for long enough to rehabilitate our country’s worst schools?

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Michelle Rhee Bids Farewell to D.C.

The controversial D.C. Schools Chancellor left office today. A look at her legacy and impact.

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Today is Michelle Rhee's last day as D.C. Public Schools chancellor. And, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally offered Rhee the job of New Jersey's education commissioner, several Washington media outlets are taking stock of her three-and-a-half years on the job.

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