Lawrence Wittner: This huge spike in the cost of a college education has had a devastating effect upon educational opportunity. Unable to afford college, many young people never attend it or drop out at some point.
Is the US system of public education in crisis? Many say the answer to that question is no. But almost all agree that we have two systems of public education in the United States - one based principally, though not entirely, in the suburbs and another that is based principally in poorer urban and rural areas. One is, unarguably in crisis. The other is not. These articles discuss the root causes and possible solutions.
Linda Perez: lasting evidence of Jackie Goldberg’s work in public schools or her public service had zero relevance to the naysayers from SpeakUp.
Frank Fear: What happened at Maryland isn’t a football story only. It’s very much an indictment of higher education, the institution.
WJ Astore: You can still get a decent liberal arts education in America, assuming you have money. But if you don’t, it’s off to “workforce training” for you.
Joe Mathews: Preschool makes liars of California adults, demonstrating the vast canyon between our progressive rhetoric (“children are the future”) and reactionary reality (“kids don’t vote so why should we care about them?).
Jasmyne Cannick: L.A. College district has largest number of Black students in higher education in California but will not have any Blacks and only one woman on its governing Board of Trustees after 4th Latino male appointed
Sara Roos: These are the legislative army that would champion substituting a middle class of public servants in favor of private for-profit interests (even if nominally not-for-profit (NFP); that means only that profits must return to the business with no regard to equity or fairness.
Anastasia Bernoulli: “My mom builds the biggest bridges ever!”, he told a girl sitting behind him. She smiled approvingly. Apparently, when you’re a few days shy of 7, this is worth some street cred.
Jessica Goodheart: Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.
Steve Hochstadt: The distrust of political conservatives for intellectuals and higher education has been a feature of our politics for half a century.
Ellen Lubic: Austin Beutner, who it is said acquired his billions on Wall Street as a hedge fund manager, along with other DFER billionaires like Wesley Tillson, learned from Rupert Murdoch how vast a wealth accumulator public schooling is in America.
Sara Roos: Ref Rodriguez Surfs a Wave of Court Continuances That Deliver His Charter-Owned Vote to a Superintendent Anointed Behind Closed Doors
Ralph Erickson: So, why the dearth of presidential names among the new high schools? Is it some sinister liberal conspiracy?