Posts Tagged ‘ education reform ’

A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

03/14/2011
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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

• The bottom line is that we should pay teachers more, not less — and that politicians who falsely lambaste teachers as greedy are simply making it more difficult to attract the kind of above-average teachers our above-average children deserve.” [Nicholas Kristof/New York Times] • When United opens its MLS season against Columbus on March…

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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

09/26/2010
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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

• Education is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution; the creation of the world’s first system of universal public education—from kindergarten through high school—and of mass higher education is one of the great achievements of American democracy. It embodies a faith in the capabilities of ordinary people that the Founders simply didn’t have. [New Yorker] • The…

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This Week’s Metro Column…

04/28/2010
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This Week’s Metro Column…

… can be found here. It features a reference to Thunderdome, and this sentence: Each candidate in the May 18 gubernatorial primary has a distinct education-reform position. It’s time to make them the focal issue of an unremarkable campaign.

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Weekend Reading Roundup (Bulletpoint Edition)

03/14/2010
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Weekend Reading Roundup (Bulletpoint Edition)

Oh, so that’s why erbody wanted to rally up and get a piece of the Iraqi-reconstruction sandpie. Kind of saw this one coming, didn’t'I?): Investigators looking into corruption involving reconstruction in Iraq say they have opened more than 50 new cases in six months by scrutinizing large cash transactions — involving banks, land deals, loan…

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