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Education in America

Education in America: L.A. Times Teacher Ratings

The Los Angeles Times has once again published “Value Added” ratings for all of its 3rd through 8th grade teachers, and the response is everything you might expect.  Teachers are angry for an assortment of reasons, teacher haters in comments sections are sharpening the points on their good pitchforks and once again, we’re trying to […]

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Education in America

Education in America, pt 1: Mythbusting Monday

As we talked about last week, we’re going to be working on an on-going series about education in America.   It’s sure to be one of the hot-button topics this election, and there will be a lot of column inches devoted to our education policy.  Because this is America, and we love our soundbites and scapegoats, […]

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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 […]