The recession hit everyone — rich and poor and in-between. The recovery, though, hasn't been so democratic; the "in-between" — people living above the poverty line but below the average wage who made big plans during the last decade — are now fighting just to get a job.Picture 10 years ago.
Since the economy went sour and school budgets withered, school administrators and parents have been scrambling to come up with cash.Many of them are putting aside the buckets of cookie dough and pails of caramel corn in favor of glitzy, high-dollar auctions to raise thousands — even hundreds of
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 ...
The tough economy continues to boost the number of students in college, as people try to burnish their job credentials. That's leading some schools to ask whether they should shrink the time it takes to get a degree.Ohio Gov.
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. When poet Malcolm X. London spits that “the educated aren’t necessarily the educated,” he’s referring to the inequalities of the public school system.