A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week’s Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.
Two studies refute the claims made by voucher advocates: private schools are better than public ones, and competition makes public schools better.
Portland’s former superintendent gets a big stage with Gates Foundation assignment.
California teachers take a stand against the NCLB-aided military blitz on in-school recruiting.
Before the floodwaters receded in New Orleans, conservative education reformers rushed in selling a market-based future.
Edwina did what was asked of her. Did Alaska do everything it could for her?
Supreme Court rulings affecting Louisville and Seattle could wipe out the last vestiges of the 1954 Brown decision.
Rethinking Schools rolls out an updated and expanded version of our bestselling guide to teaching for social justice.
Reauthorization could bring ‘damage control’ or more damage.
When mainstream media report on urban schools, the real story is often what goes unsaid.
Michelle Fine describes the issues faced by U.S. Muslim-American youth following not only 9/11 but the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Getting us out of the war in Iraq and NCLB requires challenging the premises that got us into these messes in the first place.
An Oakland teacher experiences the negative effects of small school reform in the midst of a budget crisis.
Chicago’s renaissance” could mean dark age for city’s public schools.”
Sistas and Brothas United.
It wasn’t just the hurricane that devastated the Gulf; it was also a slower, more preventable surge of racism and poverty.
Graphic evidence that school vouchers do not guarantee school quality in Milwaukee.
Viviana, who had only lived in the United States for two years, walked nervously to the speaker’s podium at a press conference on the steps of her high school. Although […]
Thanks for helping start Success Tech Academy in Cleveland, Charney says, but tell state leaders they’re going to have to fund these ideas too or your money won’t be well-spent.
The Gates’ $735 million have made them key players in small school reform.
One of the founders of a folk arts-based school slated to open in Philadelphia this fall hopes small schools can create possibilities for reclaiming communities.
A teacher finds that small school reform presents opportunities to teach about tracking and inequality.
They were in their seats before the bell rang: 28 spit-polished 10th graders waiting silently in their chairs. In my four years of teaching, I had never encountered a room […]
An AP calculus class at a prestigious boarding school doesn’t seem a likely venue for student reflection on privilege and wealth. But when I taught a group of academically inclined […]
Sacramento On Aug. 13, 2004, the California Supreme Court settled a historic case— Williams v. the State of California. The Williams decision validated the concerns of many Californians that the state had fallen […]