Frank Fear: Save for the lack of player compensation, major college football and basketball are pro-like enterprises in size and scope of operations (e.g., facilities), coaching salaries, media coverage/revenue, and support staff.
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.
Carl J. Petersen: In the compromise bill that will be voted on within the next couple of weeks, some important flaws in the law governing charter schools will finally be addressed.
ello, my is Alvaro Huerta and I’m a White Studies Survivor.” What does White Studies mean? (Thank you for asking.) It basically refers to a Euro-centric philosophy or curriculum taught in U.S. schools (and beyond), where there’s a racist assumption—perpetuated by the dominant culture and elites—that individuals of European origin (or white people) and their […]
Laura Finley: I know a lot of educators and none of them spend the summer loafing. Many work extra jobs just to survive.
oing to college brings with it a lot of challenges if you do not plan ahead. Even before you get to that point, it is crucial that you start planning early. There are no conventional steps to go to college. However, this article outlines a few steps that will be helpful to you as you […]
Joe Mathews: Southern San Diego County’s Sweetwater District cannot escape mismanagement and corruption on its own.
Sara Roos: Questioned by a parent about outreach sharply, a District official explained that only parents already engaged with elite, District-level councils were notified during this holiday period.
Sara Roos: Sifting through 2G of charter operator Green Dot’s publicly released emails, reveals nuggets about charter operations, operatives and strategy. Exposed is language that is essentially anti-union and anti-regulation. And a strategy to keep reincarnating lobby groups in new and different formats just in case the drumbeat might be missed.
Shonda Buchanan: At little moments between tests and interrogating the relationship between Moby Dick and Queequeg, I secretly wondered, do they know I don’t really belong in the Ivy Tower?
Nancy J. Altman: Expanding Social Security, tuition-free public college and the cancellation of student debt should not pit one generation against another. All of us are better off if grandparents have dignified and secure retirements, and grandchildren are well-educated, starting adulthood debt free.
Randy Shaw: Among the 45 million Americans holding such debt are the type of infrequent voters who now have a direct financial interest in electing a pro-loan forgiveness President, Senate and Congress.
RJ Eskow: The Omar/Sanders proposal, with its full and universal cancellation for tens of millions of people trapped by student debt, gives us an opportunity: to re-examine our social contract, our awareness of the public good, and our fundamental ideas about equity and fairness.
Sara Roos: A few schools raise funds prodigiously and exclusively for their pupils to be sure, but most schools raise nothing at all. The entire practice is tremendously inequitable and inefficient; the expectation is socially and perhaps academically destructive.