Education

Less paperwork, more college

The last season of The West Wing aired in 2006, but one scene is still stuck in my mind.  Toby Ziegler, one of the most down-to-earth characters on the show, is having a drink after...

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Every student succeeds when schools are funded fairly

Maya tries to concentrate on her lesson in a sweltering, overcrowded Title I classroom, with no air-conditioning. Maya’s sixth grade teacher—just out of college— attempts to engage her classroom of 30 students with material from 20-year old...

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An accidental delegate in Beijing

Sitting on an ivory silk-covered chair in the National Museum in Beijing in a grand hall filled with distinguished delegates and guests from the U.S. and China, the silence was palpable.  Everyone, including Secretary of State John...

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A summer surprise: the case for CTE reform

In less than 16 days, the United States Congress will adjourn for their summer recess.  The backlog of legislation waiting for lawmakers during an election year makes it unlikely our nation’s youth...

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Democrats MIA on student loans

The nation now owes close to $1.4 Trillion in student loan debt, up nearly $1 Trillion from 2008 when the current president took office. Judging from the rhetoric coming from both Bernie Sanders...

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