Just Take It Again
Online courses’ tests might be too easy for students to game—and that just might be how school districts like it.
Why Bad Online Courses Are Still Taught in SchoolsBecause many of the laws regulating them are toothless—and because of an aggressive political effort to maintain that status quo.
I Am an Online Credit Recovery DropoutTo understand the computer-based courses many high-schoolers must take, I signed up for some. It was even less fun than you’d think.
The New Diploma MillsRushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on “online credit recovery”—a form of instruction that may be selling students short.
Betsy DeVos’ American CarnageEchoing her boss, she sees horrendous decline in America’s schools—but even the numbers she cites undermine her point.
“That Place Was Like a Prison”Camelot Education takes the students public schools have given up on. But the for-profit company’s approach to discipline has led to allegations of aggression and abuse.
How to Inform a More Perfect UnionFaith in—and basic knowledge of—America’s most essential institutions has rarely felt so tenuous. Can our educational system save us?
The Real Betsy DeVosDonald Trump’s pick for secretary of education tried to sound like a moderate—and revealed that she’s either underprepared or a zealot.
Online Education Doesn’t Have to Be IsolatingThis pioneering high school in the Bronx is proving it.
Take These Students, PleaseSchools across the country are pursuing an extreme form of online learning: It’s all their struggling students do.
Fast. Isolating. Superficial.What class is like for the millions of high-schoolers now taking courses online.
Camelot Education Still Has Explaining to DoStudents and teachers have accused the alternative schools company of abuse—and now a Georgia school district is reconsidering a $6.4 million Camelot contract.
Camelot Under SiegeFollowing allegations of student abuse, several cities are questioning their relationships with Camelot Education, a for-profit manager of alternative schools.
The Conservative Case Against Betsy DeVosHer nomination as education secretary has united liberals, rural Republicans, and Breitbart writers in disdain.
Betsy DeVos’ Big Education Idea Doesn’t WorkShe embraces an outmoded version of school choice without government interference—even though the movement she claims to champion has realized that model is bunk.