Forget the 1 percent for a moment. It's the top fifth that rules.
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Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.
Parents, students and school officials have joined a national protest of the consequences of Common Core testing.
Harvard study shows US students, rich and poor, are behind international rivals
Wyoming, which has been enriched by the sale of its natural resources, was the first state to reject new national science standards for schools, but it likely won't be the last.
Jonathan Guryan and Jens Ludwig say a Chicago tutoring program shows that it's premature to give up on education
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
Seven teenage girls committed suicide in Nepal, in a span of a few days, during the week gone by. Normally it should not cause an alarm in a country where suicide rate is nearly seven per thousand people per annum. In fact, a study on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity of Nepali women of reproductive age ... Read more
We want to believe our power relations have remained as they always have, unchanged for many thousands of years. Top and bottom. Inside and outside. Elect and damned. A mobile, transmitting a faithful reproduction of a teacher's angry words, tells us everything has already changed. Excerpted from Mark Pesce's and Robert Tercek's stimulating, "Next Billion... Continue reading ...
More and earlier teaching won't redress childhood disadvantages, and not everyone will be able to go to university, or get graduate level jobs (...)