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The American Dream, Education, and Poverty

The ideology of meritocracy is key to the American Dream. The word “America” immediately conjures up thoughts of equal opportunity for all. According to Johnson, “the American Dream promises that our system functions as a meritocracy… people get ahead or behind based on what they earn and deserve rather than what circumstances they were born into” (20). 507 more words

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A Letter to the Editor: American Educational Complex

Among the many issues the city of Memphis harbors there is one that stands out to me, and that is education. The system under which our children are taught is flawed, and though many liberals love to parade, what they believe, is evidence that the socialist prisons that make up the American public school system are working, they are not. 368 more words

Articles

Let's Talk About 'Hysteria'

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!  

So, open your mouth, lad!  For every voice counts!”

-Dr. Seuss, … 833 more words

Education

Bill and Wendy Full Show 01-23-15

Bill and Wendy talk with US Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell, Comedian Jimmy Shubert, TV Film Editor Rick Bentley, and more.

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/BWFullShow012315.mp3

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

US Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell

Bill and Wendy talk with Ted Mitchell about President Obama’s plan to make the first 2 years of community college free.

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/TeddMitchell1232015.mp3

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

No Child Left Behind Reauthorization - ADD YOUR VOICE TODAY

Peter Greene over at Curmudgucation remains my favorite education blogger because of his incisive ability to cut through the crap and point out what’s important. My only concern, however, is that because he writes so much excellent content, sometimes some of his most critical messages get lost in the shuffle. 2,384 more words

Education

The Department of Education and Common Core

For the last few years there has been a lot of heated debates over the adoption of new educational standards collectively referred to as Common Core… 534 more words

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