Educating the Autistic
by Richard D. KahlenbergIn 1998, William Bowen, a former president of Princeton, and Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard, wrote a highly influential defense of affirmative action titled The Shape of the River. While affirming the consideration of race in university admissions, the book dismissed the idea that colleges should do a better job of admitting low-income students of all races. more...
Students get short changed in public schoolsAt one of his trademark elementary school photo ops earlier this year, President Bush said his administration was pumping money into America's schools like never before. "The federal government is sending checks at record amounts," he announced. In fact, Bush's 2005 budget provides the smallest increase in education funding since 1996. more...
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by Emma Lee-PotterFor once, the whole of Fleet Street was united. "Meet the Neets," said the Daily Mirror, warning that the 1.1 million young people "Not in Education, Employment or Training" could turn Britain into "a nation of Vicky Pollards". more...
by Greg BeatoIT'S SATURDAY MORNING in downtown Modesto, California, and for a city with 200,000 residents, not much is happening. The streets are mostly empty, and the outdoor tables at Starbucks are unoccupied. Outside the Modesto Convention Center, though, a steady wave of soccer moms (and a smattering of soccer dads) are pushing strollers and lugging plastic shopping bags as they enter and exit the center's 12,000-square-foot exhibition hall. more...
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Some teachers find creative ways to make ends meetAs a nation, we're confused about how we see teachers. Most polls show that respect for the profession has risen in recent years, yet we have certain quietly entrenched ideas--that teaching is easy, that teachers get out at 3 p.m. every day--and these notions, all ludicrous, allow us to accept the injustice in teachers' dismally low salaries. more...
Compelling Reasons For Homeschooling
by All HomeschoolingPeople choose the option of homeschooling their children for a variety of reasons. For many years, homeschooling was the purview of those families who lived in rural areas and found the cost and/or time it would take to transport their children to school unbearable. For these people, homeschooling was and continues to be the only real option when it comes to their childrens education. more...