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The Winds of Change? Chicago Teachers Put Education Reform in Question

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In a move with implications for education policy throughout the Americas, some 26,000 teachers and staff in the United States’ “Windy City,” Chicago, began a strike yesterday to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposals for teacher policy reform. Read more

Utah: At the Crossroads of Education Reform

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A version of this article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune on June 16, 2012.

During the 19th century, Utah gained a reputation as the “Crossroads of the West” due to its role in linking East Coast states with the Western frontier. The territory in which both the transcontinental telegraph and railroad were connected served as a proving ground for the idea that new technologies could transform the way the world communicated. Read more

Overstretching? Education as a National Security Issue

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A recent Council on Foreign Relations report chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein argues that the U.S. “education crisis is a national security crisis.” Read more


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