The day the U.S. Supreme Court decided to uphold school vouchers — and shortly after a federal appeals court had banned the Pledge of Allegiance in schools — my mother […]
I have been writing about vouchers for more than a decade. Hardened as I am to often arcane voucher debates, three words still send shivers into my brain. Tuition tax […]
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Schools Reopen — and Teachers Fight for Their Lives, Their Students, and the Future of Public Education
As schools begin to reopen, within teacher unions around the country, teachers have been coming together to discuss the risks they’re willing to take — both to protect public health […]
One Solution to Teacher Retention If they build it, then they will stay. At least that’s the thinking behind the L.A. Unified School District’s plan to develop low-cost apartments for […]
One of the questions about the voucher program in Milwaukee is how it will affect racial integration in Milwaukee schools. A number of voucher supporters have argued that the city’s […]
In May 2016, the Portland, Oregon school board unanimously passed the most comprehensive climate literacy policy of any school district in the country, pledging to abandon the use of text […]
Donald P. LankiewiczVice President and Editor-in-ChiefSocial StudiesMay 14, 2001 Dear Michelle, Thank you for your recent letter regarding Harcourt Brace Social Studies United States. It is always a pleasure to […]
Harcourt Brace and Company6277 Sea Harbor DriveOrlando, Florida 32887 Dear editors of United States Fifth Grade Textbook, I am a fifth grader at La Escuela Fratney. I am 11 years […]
A Special Report on Finance and Equity
the editors of Rethinking Schools.
Why are schools for the poor underfunded? Why are urban schools increasingly populated by children of color? Why, more than 40 years after Brown v. Board of Education, are our […]