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education in America

Ones and Zeroes

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014


  One hundred years ago, people were faced with the choice of learning to read or remaining illiterate laborers who would be left behind as have-nots in a rapidly modernizing world. In the coming century, being ...


“Smart” Kids and Hard Tests

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 6, 2013


  A couple of weeks ago now, I attended the forum on the Common Core standards in Albany with Commissioner King. The parents and teachers and board members and principals who spoke were as a rule eloquent. ...

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Race to Nowhere

by The Staff April 20, 2011


Last year there was a peculiar documentary (Waiting for “Superman”) in which the filmmakers seemed to suggest that all the problems of education in America could be solved by opening more charter schools. A different ...

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