From banned books to forbidden pronouns, the culture war is raging inside America’s classrooms. We go to one Florida college where students and faculty are battling Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Many schools teach reading using an approach that can actually make it harder for kids to learn. They’re taught strategies like “look at the picture” and “think of a word that makes sense.” This episode is a partnership with American Public Media’s Sold a Story podcast.
Three out of four Americans without reliable high-speed internet access live in urban areas. Most haven’t connected because they can’t afford it.
A federal investigation found the for-profit college and three other educational programs use deceptive marketing.
The for-profit school must cancel $141 million in student debt.
Archdiocese school officials have slowed attrition by tapping into a program that lets parents use state dollars to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
The state has approved every private school that sought vouchers.
McMillian’s First Steps Academy shows how some low-performing schools exist solely because of state voucher subsidies, with little accountability.
Politicians said the Louisiana Scholarship Program would improve children’s performance. It has failed to live up to its billing.
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump seemed to endorse student loan reform. The nation’s student debt burden has soared to $1.41 trillion.