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Blogs: Evaluating Duncan, Edison & The SAT

The truth about Arne Duncan and the Chicago schools Uncle Jay
If Arne Duncan is such a hotshot education secretary, then why are the Chicago schools he once led so bad?

The Rusty Gate Nancy Flanagan
Do teachers have a responsibility to be the gatekeepers of their profession? Can we settle for allowing our colleagues to give students less than they deserve?

2010newyear_colour.previewAbstinence Programs Have a Chance in Health Care Reform
Mary Ann Zehr
The health care reform bill pending in the U.S. Senate still includes $50 million for programs that teach youths to delay having sex, which are widely called "abstinence-only" programs.

Ten Best in 2009 Linda Perlstein
So, yeah. Awards, lists, arbitrary, wrong, blah, blah, blah.

First Case of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Found in U.S. Slate
U.S. doctors have discovered the first domestic case of drug-resistant tuberculosis—a disease so rare that only a handful of people around the world have ever contracted it.

Thanks, Thomas Edison, For The Light Bulb, Phonograph and…the SAT? Larry Ferlazzo
Did you know that a test created by Thomas Edison inspired the creation of the not particularly useful SAT?


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