Kappan Magazine

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The Unfinished Agenda of the No Child Left Behind Act

A decade after the signing of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, we’re still a long way from providing all students with a rigorous education. Continue reading

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The Fallacy of ‘Local Control’ in Public Education

The infrastructure constructed over the past three decades to promote a national vision of excellence and equity in public education is in danger of being swept away.
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Vouchers Redux

The Romney campaign is putting vouchers at the center of its new education plan, but there’s not a lot to recommend vouchers as a large-scale reform strategy.
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School Reform-It’s Complicated

In his new book Class Warfare, journalist Steven Brill pulls back the curtain on the last decade of school reform, but not all the way Continue reading

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Education Entrepreneurs on the Potomac

A new generation of social entrepreneurs is moving into public education–and the Obama administration is cheering. Continue reading

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