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The Failure of the Obama-Duncan "School Improvement Grants" and Its Lessons for Today

Sadly, the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top program promoted the same strategies and goals as No Child Left Behind.

Diane Ravitch ·

As the Honduran Coup Turns 12, Human Life Is No More a Priority Than It Was Then

How the events of 2009 in Honduras shaped my worldview.

Belén Fernández ·

Arguments Against the Appointment of the Man Nicknamed 'Rambo' to the Post of U.S. Ambassador to Japan

The left wing of the Democratic Party has strongly opposed the appointment of Mr. Emanuel to the post of ambassador to Japan.

Koji Sonoda ·

When It Comes to Protecting America's Rivers and Streams, There's No Room for Compromise on Science

Michael Regan, President Biden's EPA administrator, must prioritize science and water quality over the demands of big industry.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·

"Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone

The illusion that war can be made safer and the control of repressed people made kinder through the use of drones only makes war and repression more likely and spawns a cycle of violence that is even more intractable.

Brian Terrell ·

As US Clears 3 Detainees for Release, Amnesty Demands Biden Close Gitmo

"President Biden cannot have true credibility advocating for other countries to respect human rights if he does not prioritize closing Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·

Jan Resseger: Will the Biden Administration Revive the Failed Policies of NCLB and Obama?

It looks like Biden is winding the clock backward on education.

Diane Ravitch ·

With Afghanistan Withdrawal Underway, New Report Reveals Costs of Post-9/11 Wars for US Allies

"Americans do not fully understand, do not acknowledge, the sacrifices that allies made in Afghanistan," said the report's author.

Jessica Corbett ·

With 300,000 Deported in First 100 Days, Rights Group Warns Biden 'Well on Track to Repeat' Obama Failures

"He must make a choice: repeat the mistakes of the Obama administration or do everything in his power to end the cruelty of detentions, expulsions, and deportations."

Jake Johnson ·

Biden's Drone Wars

Talk of peace in Afghanistan, Yemen, the streets of the U.S., is not coherent while waging wars with drones.

Brian Terrell ·

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