Oldies But Goodies

When Politics Comes First: The Reasons Republicans Shifted to Supporting Private Schools

Mitt Romney has pledged that if elected president he will enact a voucher program that would allow parents of low-income and special needs students "to choose from any district or public charter school, or a private school where permitted by state law." This position...

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Can Boys Succeed In Later Life If They Can’t Read As Well As Girls?

March is national reading month -- and a good time to focus on some rather bleak news about the reading gap between boys and girls. From elementary through high school, males are reading at lower levels than females. This doesn't bode well for future job opportunities...

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Get the Federal Government Out of Education? That Wasn’t the Founding Fathers’ Vision

Last fall on the campaign trail, Mike Lee, Utah's new Tea-Party-backed senator, boldly asserted that: "...Congress has no business regulating our nation's public education system, and has created problems whenever it has attempted to do so." Other Tea Party candidates...

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