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REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

By GARRET KEIZER

A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

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The Shadow Scholar

The Shadow Scholar

Who knew plagiarism could be so profitable? For years, Dave Tomar earned $10 to $20 a page crafting academic essays to order for college kids. Alternately proud and repentant, he recreates the harried lifestyle of a professional paper-writer and examines the pressures that foster an environment wherein cheating is encouraged and rewarded.

Posted by × October 3, 2012 ×

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Fire in the Ashes

Fire in the Ashes

Jonathan Kozol has famously documented the lives of children growing up poor in the land of plenty in works like Death at an Early Age and Amazing Grace. Now he reflects on the successes and failures of those he’s followed through adulthood. These are inspirational, often heartrending stories of strength and love in the face of adversity.

Posted by × August 28, 2012 ×

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The New Kids

The New Kids

Forty-five different home countries, twenty-eight spoken languages, countless challenges, and a widespread commitment to overcoming them. That’s what Brooke Hauser found when she spent a fascinating — and instructive – year chronicling the lives of the diverse students and dedicated educators at the International High School in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood where the immigrant dream struggles to come true.

Posted by × September 23, 2011 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

In The Basement of the Ivory Tower

In The Basement of the Ivory Tower

One of America’s adjunctarmy gives voice to the concerns from the academic front lines.

Posted by × April 1, 2011 ×

INTERVIEWS

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch

A Conversation with James Mustich

A talk with Diane Ravitch on testing, accountability, and The Death and Life of the Great American School System.

Posted by × April 26, 2010 ×