- Sanders’s Education Plan Renews Debate Over Charter Schools and Segregation
- > May 24, 7:39 AM: When Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a wide-ranging speech on education Saturday, he became the first major Democratic candidate to propose a detailed plan to racially integrate schools, calling for $1 billion in funding to support
- DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race
- > May 24, 7:35 AM: Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the “worst secretary of education we’ve seen.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos “shouldn’t be in her job.” Beto O’Rourke’s take on DeVos: “We can do
- Opinion: Bring Back the Old Cory Booker
- May 24, 7:32 AM: As a young councilman in Newark, Cory Booker listened to parents describe how they broke the law by claiming they lived somewhere other than the city to get their kids into good schools.
- Commentary: The ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth
- > May 23, 7:42 AM: Are public-school teachers really underpaid? It’s a claim often made during teacher pay disputes, but the same data and statistical methods that produce the “teacher salary gap” lead to some ridiculous conclusions—such as that
- Letter: Charter Schools Underserve Students of Color
- > May 23, 7:40 AM: Regarding your May 7 editorial “An NAACP Revolt on Charters”: Let us be clear—a quality education should be provided to all children. As we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, we
- Opinion: Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters
- May 22, 7:24 AM: The candidate calls for a moratorium on charter schools. It’s bad politics and even worse policy.
- Unionized Charter Schools: An Unlikely Course Our Democracy Depends On
- > May 22, 7:23 AM: Many charter schools have delivered powerful results for students by focusing on children first. And unions have staked out the teacher-happiness terrain, focusing on satisfaction, retention and job quality. Why have we forced a
- The Higher Education Desert
- May 21, 7:52 AM: Research shows that the farther someone lives from a public college, the less likely they are to pursue a degree.
- Commentary: The Equity Problem With Saying 'College Isn't For Everyone'
- > May 21, 7:50 AM: Simply put, as long as a four-year college degree continues to be a valid predictor of lifetime earnings with a multiplier effect for diverse populations, a key to long-term success in the 21st century workforce, and a reliable
- Connecting Federal Work-Study to Careers
- May 21, 7:49 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday she will launch a pilot program allowing some colleges to use Federal Work-Study benefits for off-campus employment, including apprenticeships and clinical rotations.
- Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools
- May 20, 8:41 AM: Senator Bernie Sanders took aim at charter schools on Saturday, calling for a moratorium on federal funding for the schools in a declaration of his education policy priorities ahead of the 2020 election.
- Opinion: For teachers unions, up is down on charter schools
- May 20, 8:33 AM: But in their public campaigns against charter schools, teachers unions go on the attack by claiming the schools are of poor quality, unaccountable, and discriminatory.
- Opinion: Charter school facilities are still overlooked and underfunded
- > May 20, 8:28 AM: It's National Charter Schools Week, when advocates speak out for the 3.2 million students — 6% of all public school students — educated at charter schools, a thriving public education option that is increasingly popular with
- Degrees are important, but so are skills
- May 16, 7:47 AM: Because it’s easy to measure, educators and policy makers push for “attainment,” chalking up markers for every diploma. Instead, Harrington said, they should pay more attention to skill acquisition.
- Myth buster: Do charter schools take money from school districts?
- > May 16, 7:42 AM: The misconception that charter schools are taking money from districts is simply a twist on the fact that parents now choose options other than their assigned district school. But for many districts, this does not interfere with
- Op-ed: Time to end public school inequality
- > May 16, 7:40 AM: The quality of education you grow up with is tied to where you live. By doing this, we are cementing the pathway of upward mobility in this nation with the social engineering of those in power. While poorer districts in general
- SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background
- May 16, 7:39 AM: The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.
- Column: ‘Far too many are still being left behind’: Getting into college isn’t enough
- > May 16, 7:29 AM: Today, KIPP has used careful training of teachers and principals and more time for learning to become the nation’s largest public charter organization, with nearly 100,000 students in 224 primary, middle and high schools. It has
- Opinion: Fewer Kids Are Choosing College
- May 15, 7:43 AM: A strong job market is luring high school graduates away from campus. Here’s why that could be a problem.