Jul 18, 2017
Mar 27, 2013
If income divide is at the root of current public education deficits, that chasm must be narrowed by reducing the factors that perpetuate poverty.
May 15, 2009
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?
Mar 3, 2009
A friend of mine, J.M. Zimmerman, once stated that to revitalize our schools, engage our children and ultimately save our planet will require “the death of education and its rebirth.” Sometimes systems are so flawed that they need to be scrapped and replaced rather than fiddled with or fixed.
Apr 26, 2008
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.]
Apr 11, 2007
After 400 years of abuse, African-Americans continue to struggle with an inequitable America. If we're serious about leaving no child behind, we should start by offering black families a fair shot in life.
Apr 4, 2007
The author takes aim at the shortcomings of the contemporary American educational system, laments the current state of arts education, and wonders what exactly schools are preparing younger generations to do -- and become.
Feb 13, 2007
The most instructive way to interpret Bush's State of the Union speech is to focus on what he didn't say.
Jan 31, 2007
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.
Jan 18, 2007
A wildly successful Venezuelan governmental program that makes free musical instruments and training available to all children should serve as a model for the U.S. as we struggle to keep guns out of kids' hands.
Jan 4, 2007
An enrichment program for incarcerated L.A. youths is proving that non-punitive rehabilitation can and does work.
Dec 20, 2006
We're never going to make any progress reforming the nation's most dysfunctional school systems unless we first address the segregation that partitions our communities.