Blog Profile / Class Struggle

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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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States need to do better by their most talented students

A new federal education law creates an opportunity for school systems to make it more likely that their best students will reach their full potential.

Low-performing high school requires college-level course for graduation

All Cardozo seniors must take Advanced Placement English Literature. Will it work?

Five underutilized ways to give yourself an advantage with your college essay

Early action applications are due next month. Here’s how to make them better.

A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?

School forced help on a top student who didn’t need it

Daniel Guth was told he needed an extra support course if he wanted to take AP biology.

As a senior citizen, a self-driving car will be my godsend

It will be a more alert and more cautious driver than senior citizens like me will ever be.

That’s the Idea: Some schools serving low-income students believe in a challenge

The Idea charter network has six schools in the top 50 of the 2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, pushing average students to meet the rigors of college-level courses.

Delaying algebra to high school, per Common Core, might be a miscalculation

Putting up barriers to eighth-grade algebra isn’t popular with parents seeking to accelerate math studies for their kids.

What does ‘political correctness’ mean exactly? A textbook debate about Mali.

In various editions, a textbook elevates the Mali Empire to that of Greece and Rome.

Is the Common Core past its peak and heading toward oblivion?

A new report shows little change in student achievement. Supporters say the approach needs more time.

Data on the nation’s community colleges is not encouraging

Students say they don’t have enough help from an adviser, and many don’t graduate.

Is a history textbook full of ‘sugar-coated lies’ because it celebrates minorities?

Parent argues that third-grade book deprives kids of a solid grasp of U.S., world history.

‘Work Hard, Be Hard’ and ‘Work Hard, Be Nice,’ dueling takes on KIPP

Jay Mathews and Jim Horn take polar opposite views of the nation’s largest charter school network.

As a KIPP supporter, this new book about charter schools is hard to believe

“Work Hard, Be Hard” offers a strongly anti-KIPP view that fails to explain its popularity and success.

Learning lessons of the past, D.C. overhauls teacher evaluations. Will it work?

More than five years after Michelle Rhee left D.C. Public Schools, her most unusual innovation will fall.

It should be easier for community college students to transfer to selective private schools

Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.

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