Data shows teacher pay never exceeds that of other college graduates.
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Teacher wages have risen little over the past few decades when adjusted for inflation.
Schools across the U.S. are dealing with many challenges.
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Three years observing in a public school has given one scholar a close-up look at the sweeping challenges in public education.
A student listens to a U.S. history lesson in a New Mexico classroom.
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From the founding of the U.S., public schools were seen as a key way to develop an informed, active citizenry. Social studies educators struggle to achieve that goal today.
School board elections are increasingly contested.
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School board elections are becoming increasingly fractious and political events, with candidates focused on one or two issues. An education policy scholar explains why that’s a worrisome trend.
Political motives help explain why states take over schools.
While state takeovers of schools are nothing new, the ones taking place as of late suggest a political agenda is at play under the guise of school reform, a political science scholar argues.
An important lesson in free speech.
Students in Jefferson County, Colorado, popularly known as JeffCo, have learned an important civics lesson about their power to influence policy. In late September, hundreds of students organized to oppose…