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Ruling Against the School

A. J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, tells us that California’s Second District Court of Appeal was correct to rule last week that parents without teaching credentials cannot ...
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Bad Rap

This week, we learned via the New York Times that hip-hop culture is largely misunderstood. Columbia University assistant professor Miguel Munoz-Laboy told the Times that, after three years spent ...
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Proficiency Illusion

The No Child Left Behind Act is up for reauthorization. Putting aside the philosophical problems that stem from increased federal interference in education, the law, as it currently stands, also ...
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Courting the Middle Class

The House and Senate passed, and President Bush will soon sign, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRA). Congressman George Miller, who heads the House education committee, said this ...
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There They Go Again

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled against the Louisville and Seattle school districts, race-based student assignment policies are mostly illegal. Superintendents around the nation are seeking other ways to ...
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Quota Derby

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of floppy-hatted revelers descended upon Churchill Downs to watch the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby. To witness this spectacle — the quaffing of sundry ...