Topic:

Education

  • Testimony on Special Education before District of Columbia Council

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    "I am the product of a failing special education system." "My name is Saundra Lemons. I am a senior at Coolidge High School with enough credits to graduate in June. . . .
  • A Multicultural Sampler

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    In her book, Losing Our Language, Sandra Stotsky notes that new elementary school readers require children to spend their time unproductively, learning non-English words and symbols unique to the story at hand and unlikely ever to be encountered again.
  • 04/1999 State Education Roundup

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Florida * Illinois * Maryland * Montana Nevada * Pennsylvania * South Carolina * Texas FLORIDA Teacher Body Language Affects Student Learning Children don't take compliments from their teachers at face value, but weigh the content of
  • Are Some Classes Too Small?

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    During World War II, the U.S. Army taught typing in rooms so large that the instructor--a non-certified soldier-teacher--used a microphone, and students listened on headphones. A public school not only could do this, at least one has.
  • ESEA: Congress Must Answer the Hard Questions

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    A leading education expert says Congress must answer some tough questions about the purpose of federal aid to education when it reauthorizes the $13 billion Elementary and Secondary Education Act later this year.
  • Programs Covered by Ed-Flex

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    The "Ed-Flex" educational flexibility bill authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Education to allow any petitioning state to waive certain federal statutory or regulatory requirements relating to seven major federal programs.
  • Rotten Apples in the Classroom

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    There comes a point in nearly all debates over school choice when the advocate of public schools appeal to the emotions of the audience by giving examples of misconduct in choice schools: financial mismanagement, fraud, unqualified teachers, or
  • Schools Must Pay for Health Care of Disabled Students

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    In a March 3 decision likely to strain school district budgets across the country, a divided U.S.
  • Teacher Union Targets Washington Think Tank

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    "The primary purpose or one of the primary purposes [of a political action committee] is to affect government decision making by supporting or opposing candidates or ballot positions.
  • Union Foils Decertification in Michigan

    Published April 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    An attempt to decertify the Michigan Education Association, undertaken by 55 MEA members in Branch County, Michigan, was foiled when MEA intimidation and interference caused the employees to fear for their jobs and vote to continue union representation
  • Here’s an Opportunity to Make an Impact on Our Schools!

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Bert L. Holt, program director for the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program, has been involved in education for 35 years, starting as an inner-city elementary school teacher in Cleveland.
  • Choice Is Breaking Out All Over

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Although school choice legislation already was under serious consideration in many states, those efforts have been bolstered by last year's Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Milwaukee voucher program. The U.S.
  • News from CEO America

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Oprah Floods Scholarships Lines! The 12,000 phone lines for the Children's Scholarship Fund were jammed on February 2 after Wall Street investor Ted Forstmann appeared on Oprah Winfrey's television show to publicize the program.
  • The Business of Education

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Freightliner Makes School Buses Safer School districts throughout Florida have ordered more than 300 new Freightliner school buses with improved safety features, including increased driver visibility and maneuverability.
  • President Mum on What Doesn’t Work

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    While unimpressed with most proposals in President Bill Clinton's 1999 State of the Union message, two GOP legislators--Representatives Dick Armey of Texas and Peter Hoekstra of Michigan--did find one idea they could support: Stop investing in
  • Clinton Wants More Strings on K-12 Funding

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    In an image-dominated atmosphere more reminiscent of an Academy Awards ceremony than a joint session of the U.S.
  • Throwing Good Money after Bad

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    With education high on everyone's political agenda, two policy prescriptions heavily promoted as solutions to voter concern about the poor performance of public schools are more money and smaller classes.
  • Watts Pushes School Vouchers

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Publicly funded vouchers are not a violation of the separation of church and state because the money goes to the parents, not to the school, explained Representative J.C. Watts Jr.
  • Students Get No Boost from Head Start

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Kindergarten students who did not participate in the federally funded Head Start programs in Louisiana performed no worse in school than students who did, according to an audit by the Legislative Auditor’s Office.
  • 03/1999 State Education Roundup

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Colorado * Illinois * Massachusetts * Michigan * Missouri New York * Pennsylvania * Vermont COLORADO New GOP Governor Speeds School Reform Republican lawmakers in Colorado are making up for lost time now that Democratic Governor Roy Romer
  • Engler Eyes Chicago Model For Michigan

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Like Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York, Michigan's Governor John Engler is looking to Chicago as a model for school reform: He wants to allow Michigan mayors to take control of underperforming local schools, just as the state legislature gave Chicago
  • A Choice for Every Child

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    "This is the plan for every state!" exulted Martin T. Angell on hearing that the Arizona Supreme Court had ruled in favor of the state's private scholarship tax credit plan.
  • ALEC Delivers Timely Report Card on American Education

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Just one week after the President's State of the Union message reiterated that education is the primary concern of voters across the country, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released a new study of U.S.
  • Blaine Amendments

    Published March 1, 1999
    Opinion -
    Last year, the Washington, DC-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of a group of parents in Massachusetts, asking a federal court to strike down the state's prohibition on aid to religious schools.

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