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Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach Scientology Principles — But Claim They Don’t

Clearwater Academy International is one of dozens of schools and tutoring centers in the U.S. that use learning materials based on the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church of Scientology. Five of these schools and tutoring centers, including Clearwater Academy, receive public funding through voucher or tax credit scholarship programs, HuffPost […]

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Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds If Americans were able to match the scores reached in Canada, which ranks seventh on the O.E.C.D. scale, the United States’ gross domestic product would rise by an additional 6.7 percent, a cumulative increase of $10 trillion (after taking inflation into account) by the year 2050, […]

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Talking white: Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth.

Talking white: Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth. By contrast, “acting white” accusations were least common at the most segregated schools, a finding echoed by a 2006 study from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, who found “no evidence at all that getting good grades adversely affects students’ popularity” in predominantly […]

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William Deresiewicz, Ivy League: The persistent, misguided belief that universities can transform students into better, less-entitled people.

William Deresiewicz, Ivy League: The persistent, misguided belief that universities can transform students into better, less-entitled people. n truth, Deresiewicz doesn’t actually have a problem with out-of-touch, entitled students. He merely prefers that they learn to think in the right ways. Spending vast sums of money to purchase an education that will secure you a […]

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Sweden school choice: The country’s disastrous experiment with Milton Friedman and vouchers.

Sweden school choice: The country’s disastrous experiment with Milton Friedman and vouchers. Advocates for choice-based solutions should take a look at what’s happened to schools in Sweden, where parents and educators would be thrilled to trade their country’s steep drop in PISA scores over the past 10 years for America’s middling but consistent results. What’s […]

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The Black-White High School Graduation Gap Has Nearly Closed. The Income Gap Is as Big as Ever.

The Black-White High School Graduation Gap Has Nearly Closed. The Income Gap Is as Big as Ever.

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Do you want to know where all that education money is going? Looks like it isn’t going to education. School sports, the original edu-tainment industry. motherjones: foulmouthedliberty: poptech: And the highest paid public employee in your state is… Just be you, Vermont.

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Low-income students with high test scores are less likely to finish college than high-income students with low test scores (via Equality of Opportunity? Never Mind – NYTimes.com)

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Racial Education Gap Narrowing, Income Education Gap Growing

Racial Education Gap Narrowing, Income Education Gap Growing pure income inequality has become much bigger and on a variety of different fronts income-linked stratification has become a bigger deal. One way in which this reflects itself is that the “achievement gap” in school between white kids and black kids used to be bigger than the […]

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Are high-tech classrooms better classrooms?

Are high-tech classrooms better classrooms? the nonprofit I-News Network recently reported that students attending the state’s “full-time online education programs have typically lagged their peers on virtually every academic indicator, from state test scores to student growth measures to high school graduation rates.” Stanford University researchers found similar results in their separate study of online […]