Public Education

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Religion and public education in American

I talked about what is often called the first American public school law, the Massachusetts School Act of 1647 (often known as the “Old Deluder” law) and its colonialist…

Public and private education in America

Perhaps even more surprisingly, the private school share of total enrollments has decreased over the past 15 years, from about 12 percent to 10 percent. This trend…

Public education in Canada VS United States

I have been struck recently by how different the current approach to urban education is in the United States compared to Canada, even while both countries emphasize…

Failure of public education in American

A group of contrarians is challenging the conventional wisdom about America s schools. The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is…

Education a public good

The dictatorship of no alternatives It works for railways, water supply and prisons we are told. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that we are too, told…

Destroying public education in America

If anybody was holding out any hope that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would see even a modicum of reason and refuse to savage public education in his state, they…

Physical education in American public schools

Princeton, N.J. – In a time of heightened worries that U.S. public schools do not give enough emphasis to math and English, a new poll released today finds that…

Public education in US History

I’m sure you’ve heard for years—even decades—that the public schools are failing; that teachers are lazy, incompetent and their labor unions are responsible for…

Public education in American Timeline

Library of Congress William Penn confers with colonists 1682 William Penn arrives in America on the ship Welcome and founds Pennsylvania. A Quaker, Penn promotes…