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The Education of Bernie Nussbaum

“Everything I have today I owe…to the New York City public schools.”
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Work Instead of School: A Better Approach for Our Lowest-Performing Students?

A compromise between dropping out and staying in school would allow teenagers to move forward into the world of work, while remaining connected to the school system.
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Teaching Patriotism

Civics, fundamentally, is learning one’s history as a country.
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Could Great Hearts Academy Change the Face of Private Education?

Great Hearts is the largest operator of classical charter schools in the U.S., with 33 schools serving 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas.
Book covers of Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, by Peter Schweizer and America 2nd: How America’s Elites Are Making China Stronger, by Isaac Stone Fish

New Books Allege Chinese Communist Influence Taints American Universities

Are the 300,000 Chinese studying on U.S. campuses a financial lever?

What Edu-Scholars Have to Say About Their Field

Read widely. Find good collaborators. And pay more attention to the limitations of the research.
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What Does the Future Hold for School Accountability?

Those who embrace the value of testing are no longer sure how to make their case.
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Assign High School Students the Entire Original Book, Not Dumbed-Down Excerpts

Reading aloud will improve fluency, build adolescent literacy

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