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Some Educational Action Items for Obama

So, with the economy in the proverbial toilet and the D word (depression) hovering on the periphery, what is the Obama administration supposed to do about education? What can it do? Will additional and new funding be necessary to address his main concerns? 

Posted on May 14, 2009 READ MORE

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AP photo / H. Rumpf Jr.

When Teachers Are the Dropouts

Much is made of the dropout rate in America’s schools, and usually it’s the students who are the focus of the discussion. But what happens when teachers themselves opt out of their roles in the classroom? [In this short analysis, Truthdig educational expert Paul Cummins looks at teachers’ heartbreak, frustration and depression.]

Posted on Apr 25, 2008 READ MORE

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Leaving Children Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act’s relentless focus on testing blinds us to the egregious funding shortages that plague our nation’s public schools.

Posted on Jan 30, 2007 READ MORE


Paul Cummins: The Elephant in the Classroom

In this excerpt from his new book, “Two Americas, Two Educations,” the co-founder of the trailblazing Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., argues that America contradicts its purported belief in the value of education by egregiously underfunding it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE

Paul Cummins: A Generation in Peril

The co-founder of the trailblazing Crossroads and New Roads schools in Santa Monica grapples with a report which concludes that more students now attend de facto segregated schools than before Brown v. Board of Ed.

Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE

Paul Cummins: Fighting the Wrong Battles in Education Reform

The co-founder of the trailblazing Crossroads and New Roads schools in Santa Monica argues that if we can?t fund cuts in class sizes and improve educational resources, nothing else we do will matter a whit.

Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE

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