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Education in America

Mis-Education

I have always been a proud supporter of public education. I started my teaching career in 1997 and I passionately believed that if we all continued to work together, we could make the world better for our children and teach them tolerance and acceptance. I believed that the best and most innovative learning environment was […]

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The American Public Education Crisis: Introduction

Education is a passionate topic for many of the Persephone team.  From the former and current teachers who write for us and comment to the Persephone parents to our American taxpayer readers, we’ve all got a stake in public education. There is no question that we need to work together as a nation to improve […]

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I Don’t Like You, Arne Duncan

I am finding it very difficult to like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan these days. Recently he made some very discouraging comments regarding special education and essentially said that some states were giving their students with disabilities “a free ride.”