Opinion

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New Jersey forces families into “pay to play” scheme

Ever since the November elections, the New Jersey middle class has been under attack from their newly-elected governor, Chris Christie.

Union baiting equals hating

A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar

The otherworldly attack on public education

The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.

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Florida Senate bill is attack on teachers

According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.

The real impediments to good schools

Blaming teachers' unions for the "failure" of public education is at best a red herring, at worst a cynical way to sow division.

 

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Parents beware

While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.

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Re-envisioning public schooling

A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."

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Evolution: ‘Theory’ is fact

Right-wing attacks by the likes of Bill O'Reilly are exactly why Richard Dawkins wrote this entertaining and enlightening book.

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