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2012-06-13 10:22:22

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 21, the National PTA will meet at their 116th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition in San Jose. The team behind the critically acclaimed documentary film "Race to Nowhere," along with nationally recognized education experts, will be in attendance, petitioning the association to adopt--for the first time--homework guidelines that will help schools nationwide better support student engagement, health and...

2008-06-18 06:00:26

By Alfie Kohn Charter schools run the gamut from inspiring to wretched. But the whole idea of "publicly funded private schools," as one critic calls them, is unsettling. And the prospect of more charters managed from afar by business-like entities trying to pump up test scores is truly frightening. Sure, it's great to give local educational visionaries a chance to experiment. But we should ask: *Will charters strengthen public education -- or pave the way for vouchers and other...