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A Gap worth Bridging

A Gap worth Bridging

BY VALETA BROWN In New Delhi, India, a man named Rajesh Kumar Sharma started a school under a bridge for the children of laborers from nearby villages. He said most of the kids would spend their days in the fields or playing around. Sharma had 140 students when he started teaching, 70 of whom are now in government schools. Sharma’s […]

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

BY JANICE CANTIERI In September 2012, the Missouri State Board of Education voted to strip the Normandy School District of its accreditation. The district, located in North St. Louis, failed to meet the state’s standards, as test scores were well below the statewide passing scores. This has happened in the past as well with similar districts: Riverview Gardens School District became […]

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

BY SARAH NESBITT America boasts of maintaining liberty and justice for all, yet all indicators of equal opportunity in the realm of education point 4800 miles northeast of the United States to the Scandinavian country of Finland. The mechanism of competition underlying Western capitalism seems to have permeated America’s education system; Finland’s focus, however, lies elsewhere. The Washington Post recently published an […]