Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch was once an early advocate of No Child Left Behind, school vouchers and charter schools.In 2005, she wrote, "We should thank President George W. Bush and Congress for passing the No Child Left Behind Act ...
Marcia Clark was a rising legal star in the Los Angeles District Attorney's office when she was assigned to the OJ Simpson trial. Clark's every move was televised in what's now referred to as "The Trial of the Century."
The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times were the only newspapers to win multiple honors as the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The California paper took the top prize, for public service, and the award for feature photography.
Even Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick himself describes the story of his life — from growing up on welfare in Chicago to thriving in business and politics — as "improbable."That's why the word is part of the title of his new memoir, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.
A new book on Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi has sparked a furor in India, prompting at least one Indian state to propose banning it.The book itself hasn't been released in India yet, but politicians are reacting to a review that highlighted passages suggesting that Gandhi may have been bi-sexua