Winter 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 1
Advanced placement turns fifty
Bill and Melinda Gates shift from computers in libraries to reform in high schools
New York’s adequacy case; underground education; North Carolina charters; the Bloomberg revolution
Can it be saved?
A Detroit boy works to fix the public schools
Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? Michael Eric Dyson. (Basic Books). As part of a diatribe against a beloved, thoughtful television personality, the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania incessantly misleads the reader about the country’s schools. Contrary to what Michael Dyson asserts, [...]
Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School by MICA POLLOCK
I Am Charlotte Simmons by TOM WOLFE
Prep by CURTIS SITTENFELD
A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Chief Justice Roberts, the schoolmaster?
An institution that works neither for the "talented tenth"
nor those at greatest risk
Does the presence of charters spur public schools to improve?
Measuring the (non-)impact of Internet subsidies to public schools
The social price paid by the best and brightest minority students
James Coleman's still-prescient insights
Can the center find a solution that will hold?
The disconnect between fantasy and reality
For more than a century, American educators and education policymakers have chosen sides in a great debate about the nature and function of American high schools. The origins of this long-running argument can be traced to 1893, when the influential Committee of Ten, a blue-chip panel of educators, issued a report proposing that all public [...]
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