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Unionized Public Schools Do a Better Job

BUT POVERTY TRUMPS TEACHERS EVERYWHERE by Marc Jampole from the Autumn 2017 issue of Jewish Currents   IN DEFINING what constitutes a leftist perspective on education, let’s rely on a number of foundational principles that have defined the American left for more than 150 years: The left favors unions; the left believes in public education; the […]

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OpEdge: Public Schools On Top

by Marc Jampole I’M NOT SURE if it was the author or the headline writer, but someone in the New York Times produced a headline that certainly constitutes false news: “Dismal Results from Vouchers Surprise Researchers.” What surprise? Researchers who have been paying attention already know that public policy driving families to put their children […]

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O My America: Corporate America Deluxe

by Lawrence Bush I’M IN COLUMBIA, South Carolina, visiting my pregnant daughter and looking with wondering eyes at the world that elected Donald Trump. Among those I shared Thanksgiving with was a young father who works in military intelligence and who voiced to me, over the course of two days, his strong objections to Southern […]

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Charter Schools on the Rise

“School Choice” versus Public Education by Joel Shatzky From the Autumn, 2014 issue of Jewish Currents THE RAPID GROWTH OF CHARTER SCHOOLS over the past twenty years has been lauded by some educators, many politicians, and the so-called “reformers” (such as Wendy Kopp of Teach for America and Eva Moskowitz of Success Academies) as a […]

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Charter Schools and Budget Cuts

by Marc Jampole When it comes to education, it seems as if the right is more interested in ideological posturing than in actually helping to give children the knowledge and skills they need to live in the modern world, have rewarding careers, and achieve their version of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” as […]

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