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Class Wars: Students and Military Recruitment

September 21, 2005 - School is back, and a hot issue in communities nationwide is what students are doing about aggressive tactics used by military recruiters at schools -- especially provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act that give military recruiters full access to student records and heighten their ability to prey on

Investing in Education: It Works

August 5, 2005 - As states across the country release their education "report cards," the Christian Science Monitor has a good piece up today about why the nation's math and reading scores went up this year. In short, it was the South:

Houston Has a Problem

May 5, 2005 - Last December, the Dallas Morning News (reg req'd) uncovered anomalies in Houston school district test scores: it seemed that the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind initiative, with its threat of sanctions for schools with low scores on standardized tests, was driving s

Battle Sharpens Over College for Immigrant Kids

April 18, 2005 - One of the sharpest political debates erupting in statehouses this year -- and a key battle between progressive and anti-immigrant forces nationwide -- is over proposals to give the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.