Stubborn Facts About Obama Education Policies That No Amount of Convention Sugarcoating Can Cover Up

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Mark Naison: If you watched the Democratic Convention, you would never know that the Obama Administration’s education policies were extremely controversial with America’s teachers and had provoked outrage among many of the nation’s most distinguished education scholars.

Getting Money Out of Politics: The Debate Goes On

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Michele Sutter, Co-Chair of Move to Amend – LA, and ACLU-SC Foundation President Stephen Rohde, debated the Citizens United case and its affect on American politics.

Testing and Poverty

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Mark Naison: Hearing that the governor of New York plans to raise student test scores from twenty percent to forty percent of teacher ratings just reinforces my perception that a species of insanity has overtaken those in charge of public education in the United States.

Should Citizens Be Human Beings?

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Citizens United Case Disenfranchises Human Beings I was talking to a friend one day about how to teach children to be fair with one another.  He told me that when he was a kid, his mother had a great way of squashing fairness disputes between him and his sister. When an argument arose around someone [...]

Obama and U.S. Foreign Policy

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K.C. Johnson: Unlike his predecessor, Obama has avoided any shattering foreign policy mistakes. But as our political culture shows no signs of improving, he will remain a President whose foreign policy choices are very much complicated by the poisonous atmosphere in which he operates.

The Weakness of National Military Strength

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The most obvious weakness of national military preparedness is that it often fails to protect nations from the war and destruction it is supposed to prevent.

African Americans and the Economic Crisis

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Joe Biden was quite out front about it. On the same day the newspapers were trumpeting the news that President Obama had felt a “glimmer of hope” in the economic situation, the Vice-President was telling CNN that we can expect unemployment to increase each month for the rest of the year. Joblessness stands at 8.5% [...]

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