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Failure Guaranteed

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 - by Joanne Jacobs

Why are California schools so eager to classify 4- and 5-year-olds as English Learners? Just follow the money.

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A Model School Flops

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 - by Joanne Jacobs

It seemed like a great idea, at least on paper: Stanford education professors would create a model school to demonstrate how to educate low-income minority students. Or, as it’s turned out, how not to.

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The Boy Gap

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 - by Joanne Jacobs

It’s time for schools to focus on the widening gap in reading and writing skills that leaves so many boys unprepared for success in college or vocational training.

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Response to School Violence Is Inadequate

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 - by Joanne Jacobs

The issue heats up in the wake up of 16-year-old Derrion Albert's murder in Chicago.

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What’s So Sinister About a Presidential Back-to-School Speech?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 - by Joanne Jacobs

Obama won't be stupid enough to use the speech as a political pulpit. And there's nothing wrong with telling students to study hard and be good citizens.

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JROTC on Life Support in San Francisco

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

Parents are fighting to keep the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps alive in the Golden Gate City.

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Where Palin Really Stands on Sex Education

Friday, September 12th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

McCain's running mate is far from a Bible-thumping pit bull on the issue — or even a lipsticked pig.

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Girls and Math: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

Females have caught up to males in math achievement.

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School Puts Mexican-Americans on the Road to Success

Saturday, June 28th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

Tough love and hard work is the prescription at San Jose's Downtown College Prep — and it's getting results.

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Kindergarten Cruelty: Not Child’s Play

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

Are the recent shocking examples of abusive behavior by kindergarten teachers an aberration? Or is something more troubling going on?

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Do Homeschoolers Need Teaching Credentials?

Monday, March 17th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

When a California appellate court tried to ban homeschooling unless Mom -- or Dad -- was professionally qualified the reaction was fierce, reports Joanne Jacobs.

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Social Justice High: Classrooms Meet the (Not So) Real World

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 - by Joanne Jacobs

Eccentric schools don't require vouchers, writes Joanne Jacobs. Across the country, tax funds are already being used to "create public schools organized around a left-wing political vision."

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Indoctrination U: Thought Police At the University of Delaware

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - by Joanne Jacobs

Orwellian brainwashing isn't only taking place in dictatorships like North Korea. Joanne Jacobs has the details of the infamous "treatment" at the University of Delaware that turned residence halls into reeducation camps.

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The Newest Mini-Fad: Majoring in High School

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - by Joanne Jacobs

Think it's hard to declare a major in college? Just imagine what it must be like for high school students, who are no slouches when it comes to making poor life choices. Joanne Jacobs reports on a growing trend in American education.

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