Education Commissioner John King faces 'no confidence' declaration by state …

Education Commissioner John King faces 'no confidence' declaration by state
After the botched roll-out of the new Common Core academic standards, the state's teachers union on Saturday called for the ouster of the education commissioner. The board of the New York State United Teachers declared they had "no confidence" in the …
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Poverty and the education opportunity gap: Will Obama step up in SOTU?
President Obama is expected to talk about the issue of wealth inequality in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. The question is whether he will advocate policies that actually address it or continue to push education policies that ignore the real …
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China's new bourgeoisie discovers alternative education.
The man, thin and ascetic, with piercing eyes, started talking about an idealistic education system that had been introduced in Central Europe in the early twentieth century. Emphasizing the need to help children develop as individuals, it was based on …
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