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20 Sep 2013
by Andrea Gabor
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The Great Charter Tryout: Are New Orleans Schools A Model For The Nation or a Cautionary Tale

This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. It was also made possible by funding from New World Foundation’s Civic Opportunities Initiative Network. It was originally published by NEWSWEEK. Long before Sci Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, had graduated its first senior class, the school was being...

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7 Aug 2012
by Colin Greer
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10 Ways School Reformers Get It Wrong

It’s widely agreed that American education is in trouble.  What is missed in both the response to the crisis and the cacophony of reform efforts is a true understanding of the nature of the problem. In the early days of public schooling, Horace Mann called the schools the balance wheel of society. It was thought...

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23 Jul 2012
by Colin Greer
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The Rise and Fall of the American Childhood

In 30 years, we’ve undone many of the most important social achievements put in place to protect and support children. From the 1930s to 1980, childhood in America became a cherished space for youngsters to grow in. After 1980, and with increasing furor, that space has been under assault and childhood terribly compromised. Look at...

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17 Feb 2012
by Noah Bernstein
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“Broken Windows” School Reform

At the New World Foundation we continue to think about schools and that public education is a critical component of any serious effort to establish strong equality. Increasingly, reform efforts are making schools less and less open to the diverse population of students, unresponsive to learning styles and punitive in approach. As the country gets...

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