Colorado Students Give Nation a History Lesson

Colorado Students Walk Out

Joseph Palermo: The student activists of Jefferson County show us that the younger generation can rise to the occasion and steer the world toward a better place than their parents and grandparents left for them.

Teachers Wearing Hate on Their Sleeves

Teachers Support NYPD

Yohuru Williams: Thankfully, many teachers took a very different approach, not only by encouraging dialogue, but organizing communities to meet the humanitarian needs of those affected.

Big-Time College Sports Out of Control?

Big-Time College Sports

Frank Fear: Underlying questions—rarely answered, let alone raised–include: How do big-time athletic programs square with the fundamental purpose of higher education?

Train Technicians for the New Economy

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Robert Reich: Millions of young people head to college and universities to get a four-year liberal arts degree assuming it to be the only gateway to the middle class. It shouldn’t be.

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

Teachers Not Overpaid

Walter Brasch: When will we realize that teachers are not overpaid relative to others with the same education and experience, that they work more than the average workers—and only because of unions do teachers have the support to keep education from disintegrating into mediocrity?

Education in Crisis

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Charles Hayes: Our educational deficit is readily observable by focusing on those whose lives are sheltered by a narrow sense of identity, a regional, local, or tribal view simplified by relating to all of those outside their group in terms of us and them.

Teacher Tenure: Yes!

Supporting Teacher Tenure

Robin Lakoff: There seems to me to be something deeply and frighteningly wrong with a society that pays an investment banker 1,000 times as much as a kindergarten teacher. Or pays a lobbyist 100 times as much.

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