How the term “busing” was used as a euphemism to mask outright racism in Boston.
A Boston school turnaround spins out of control.
Megan Tompkins-Stange opens up on her five years conducting confidential interviews with insiders at some of the foundations most involved in education reform.
Have You Heard takes its podcast to campus, talking with students who recognize what “adults” are just discovering: college is no poverty panacea.
A Chicago teacher mourns a dead student, knowing he won’t be the last.
Jennifer Berkshire talks with Tom Frank, author of Listen, Liberal, on the Democrats’ break with the working class, and why education alone can’t save us.
Researcher Joanne Golann tells the EduShyster (Jennifer Berkshire) that no-excuses charters are teaching low-income students to defer to authority and hold back their opinions—the opposite of what they’ll need to succeed in college and life.
Jennifer Berkshire (EduShyster) talks to Education Cities’ Ethan Gray about the new Education Equality Index, and challenges him to accompany her to the #1 gap-closing city in the USA: Omaha, Nebraska. (Spoiler alert: he accepts!)
Students are told from a young age that the only way to get ahead is to go to college. And that’s bad advice, says writer Neil Swidey, in an interview with Jennifer Berkshire.
If schools produce dramatic gains but leave students feeling scared, and scarred, are they still successful? An eighth grader poses some tough questions…
Following up on his New York Times bestseller, author Paul Tough talks about his new book, Helping Children Succeed, with education blogger, Jennifer Berkshire.
I went to a high-performing charter school to become a better teacher. Instead I learned how to silence and punish kids.