Virtual Schools: Cyber Pie in the Sky?

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Gary Cohn: The virtual schools are gaming the system. They get [public] funding based on the number of students they get in the door. Then many of these students struggle and fail and leave.

America’s Adult Learning Crisis

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Charles Hayes: Low-information citizens get much of their authoritative sense of virtue from a stream of hearsay and contemptuous innuendo coming from those with whom they already identify.

Urban School Closings

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Mark Naison: More than 3,000 people will lose their jobs as a result of the latest round of School Closings in Philadelphia, more than 80 percent of them Black

Child Labors

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Claude Fischer: Many a parent wonders today whether the weight of schooling, para-schooling, and scheduled enrichments are just too high a burden on children. Perhaps they are.

Stairway to Whiteness: Waiting for Sputnik

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Rudy Acuña: My reading of history tells me that American exceptionalism does not respond to reason; it does not respond to facts or appeals to the common good. So I am resigned to wait for the next Sputnik or for an implosion.

The War Against Black Children

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Coming from backgrounds of abuse, incarceration, foster care and homelessness, these youth are already written off as budding welfare queens and baby mamas.

Michelle Rhee Comes to Los Angeles: City Shrugs

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Cynthia Liu: As a Californian (since 1990), as an Angeleno (since roughly 2001), and as the parent of a public school-attending fourth grader, I’m hard pressed to think of a single thing on Rhee’s agenda that speaks to me as a parent or would appeal to teachers.

Restorative Justice in Los Angeles Schools

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Diane Lefer: Full implementation of restorative justice will take years but LAUSD hopes to be a model for the nation in creating an educational climate in which students feel like valued members of the school community – open to learning academic subjects and life lessons in a way that is nurturing, respectful, and humane.

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