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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

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Truthdigger of the Week: JoAnn Wypijewski

The Nation magazine journalist asks us to consider whether the internment of hundreds of public school teachers in district gulags is part of the ongoing effort to privatize education.

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Voucher Crew

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City Education

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Cheating

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Someone's being cheated out of an education.
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Math Problem

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U.S. Test Scores

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Cyber Charters

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American Schools Are More Segregated Than Ever

It’s been almost 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, so why are American schools increasingly segregated? According to sociologist Jeremy Fiel, there are a number of factors due to a drastic shift in demographics since the legendary Supreme Court decision.

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Facing the Beast: What Broke American Education?

Two new books about the woes of public education stake out opposing views of the problems, and the solutions, all wrapped up for you in this New York Review of Books essay review.

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Philadelphia Takes a Loan to Open Its Schools

In a jarring example of the institutional failure sweeping the country, the former manufacturing behemoth agreed to borrow $50 million so it could open its public schools on time this fall.

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The Violence of Organized Forgetting

America has become amnesiac—a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated.

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The Educational Deficit and the War on Youth

Professor and cultural critic Henry A. Giroux responded in an interview to questions concerning varieties of pedagogy and fundamentalism, markets, and the prospects for public schools raised by his latest book, “America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth.”

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German Spies’ Sex for Secrets Replaced by Free Love

The location of a former training camp where Stasi operatives were taught to retrieve secrets through sex now houses a free-love commune; filibuster reform was blocked and now, for the first time in history, a secretary of defense nomination has been filibustered; meanwhile, Al-Jazeera has been accused of developing a political agenda since the Arab Spring. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Chicago Teachers Strike After Union Talks Break Down

For the first time in 25 years, tens of thousands of teachers are hitting the picket lines in the nation’s third-largest school district after contract talks ended without resolution.

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Obama: Investing in Public Schools Will Boost Economy

President Barack Obama stressed the importance of quality education in a speech Friday when he announced that any states willing to commit to higher standards of education can get a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. (more)

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Kindergarten: A Lasting Legacy

Economists used data on 12,000 Tennesseans to conclude that while test score gains built by successful elementary teachers had faded by high school, more meaningful outcomes (income, college, divorce, savings) seem to show a strong link between quality education as a child and success in the “real world.”

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D.C. Upgrades Its Free Condom Program

It may just be an extraordinary guerrilla marketing tactic, but after complaints that the condoms given out by D.C. schools are too small and flimsy and awkward to receive, officials have announced they are stocking up on Trojan brand condoms—including the super-size Magnum variety in a shiny gold wrapper.

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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Pointing to a dramatic structural problem with schooling in Los Angeles, California’s Department of Education reported Tuesday that the dropout rate of students in the L.A. Unified School District has risen to a whopping 34.9% for the 2008-09 school year.

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