Baby boomers were told all they needed was a high school diploma and with a good job, they were almost assured a place in the middle class.
Teaching teenagers is a calling. Despite limited social respect and wages that sometimes border on mere subsistence, dedicated professionals heed the call. The job is not easy.
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Written/Unwritten is a collection of essays by American academic faculty of color who have written poignant essays about the challenges, barriers, pain, and resilience required of being a
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“What she describes is the end of childhood as we once knew it.”
If you are going to read one book on parenting this year, make it The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax.
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The challenge former Assistant Secretary of Education, Dianne Ravitch unleashes is formidable.
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Why Teach? In Defense of Real Education is the proverbial cry in the wilderness—a cry for what was and for what can be.
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“. . . will shake up the educational establishment and change the way classrooms are managed and how students are taught.”
Educational reform is high on the agenda of the Obama administration for good reasons.
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Like many social scientists probing the phenomenon of two decades of school shooting rampages, Jessie Klein, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, examined ea