Educational historian and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools Diane Ravitch explains why the education crisis is a myth, where our schools are in real trouble, why poverty drives educations problems, the problems with the Common Core, the real point of education, how obsessive testing regimes impact teachers and students and the real ways to help students that are in trouble.
Anonymous hack reveals connections and planned between Ron and Rand Paul and the American Neo-Nazi movement in the past two years. Senate Democrats finally getting serious on filibuster reform?
On The Better Half: activist Reverend Billy threatened with a year of prison time for protesting at Chase Bank, Sam takes a Libertarian to the learning annex and your IMs.
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