WARNING: "Waiting for Superman," the new film by David Guggenheim, might be injurious to public education.
$800 million is a lot of money but in comparison to the total federal budget of $3.6 trillion is represents less than .00022 percent. So why is Education secretary Arne Duncan fighting so hard to keep $800 million?
Ever since the November elections, the New Jersey middle class has been under attack from their newly-elected governor, Chris Christie.
A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar
The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.
According to a proposed bill in the Florida state Senate, teachers will no longer have tenure in the upcoming school year, and it would introduce so-called merit pay.
Blaming teachers' unions for the "failure" of public education is at best a red herring, at worst a cynical way to sow division.
While campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama made it clear that education would be among his top three priorities. Unfortunately, he's starting off on the wrong path.
A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."
Right-wing attacks by the likes of Bill O'Reilly are exactly why Richard Dawkins wrote this entertaining and enlightening book.