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'Divergent' is an education dystopia

Cagle Cartoons, Jason Stanford
Mar 17 2014 - 12:53pm

The next big teen franchise is about to explode over movie screens nationwide on Mar. 21, except this time the kids aren't scared of werewolves, zombies, dark wizards or sparkly vampires. The villain in "Divergent" is something they can't run away from and they can't kill: standardized testing. Kids these days live in a world in which their...

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There's good news on income inequality!

Cagle Cartoons, Jason Stanford
Feb 6 2014 - 3:56pm

Believe it or not, there is good news when it comes to income inequality. It turns out Republicans finally believe that the gap between rich and poor has become a problem. The bad news is, according to a new poll, is that Republicans think the best solution is cutting the taxes for the wealthy and big corporations so money and opportunity can rain...

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Students aren’t failing tests, tests are failing students

Cagle Cartoons, Jason Stanford
Oct 25 2013 - 12:50pm

Recently, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said you're either "moving forward with courageous reforms" and "piloting new and better assessments" (the graduate school term for "standardized tests"), or you're one of the "arm chair pundits who insist our efforts are doomed to fail." Duncan exposed his own fallacy when he said, "Many people in the...

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