Public Education

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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…

Why is public education failing in America?

In his landmark 1973 book, The Coming of Post-industrial Society , the sociologist Daniel Bell heralded the United States transition from a labor-intensive economy…

Problems in public education in America

Public education’s biggest problem just keeps getting worse. No, it’s not “bad” teachers or “bad” students or “bad” parents or “bad” principals. A majority of students…

Religious education in public schools America

MODESTO, Calif. — It was a teacher s dream. One day while shopping, Sherry McIntyre, who teaches world religions at Johansen High School in Modesto, Calif., was…