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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.

Schooled
May 25 2017 5:55 AMWhy 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.
The Angle
May 24 2017 6:11 PMThe Angle: Montana Dreaming EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Chief Joseph, Sgt. Pepper, and the special election in Montana.
Schooled
May 24 2017 11:43 AMOnline Education Doesn’t Have to Be IsolatingThis pioneering high school in the Bronx is proving it.
Schooled
May 24 2017 9:00 AMBottom of the ClassSchools have countless choices for online courses. Here are some of the worst.
Schooled
May 24 2017 5:50 AMTake These Students, PleaseSchools across the country are pursuing an extreme form of online learning: It’s all their struggling students do.
The Angle
May 23 2017 6:28 PMThe Angle: One Big Conspiracy EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on Clarence Thomas’ surprise decision, online credit recovery, and a new movie club.
Politics
May 23 2017 3:25 PMPresident Con ArtistDonald Trump’s budget is his biggest fraud since Trump University.
The World
May 23 2017 12:32 PMUninspiring TerrorismGroups like ISIS have gotten dangerously good at encouraging their followers to carry out attacks. There are things we can do to stop them.
Schooled
May 23 2017 5:56 AMFast. Isolating. Superficial.What class is like for the millions of high-schoolers now taking courses online.
Politics
May 22 2017 6:39 PMThe Class of TrumpWhy Democrats feel so comfortable trying to expand the 2018 map.
Jurisprudence
May 22 2017 6:23 PMRecuse Yourself, Rod RosensteinThe deputy attorney general should join his boss, Jeff Sessions, in stepping aside from the Russia investigation.
Politics
May 22 2017 5:57 PMWhy Richard Spencer MattersHe is another icon of Trump’s America.
Politics
May 22 2017 3:27 PMThe Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
Roads & Kingdoms
May 22 2017 9:00 AMAnnexation SymptomsRussian rule has cut Crimea’s drug addicts off from the treatments they depend on, with sometimes deadly results. 
Open Thread
May 22 2017 12:01 AMBehold, the Theatrum Orbis TerrarumJoin Slate’s open thread for the week of May 22.
Cover Story
May 24 2017 9:25 PMThe Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
Politics
May 24 2017 5:58 PM“Nothing but Slumlords”Jared Kushner’s life as a predatory capitalist is the perfect symbol for the Trump White House.
History
May 24 2017 9:30 AM“We Only Ask an Even Chance to Live as Other Men Live”Speaking in a foreign tongue, thousands of miles from the seat of power, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce found a way to fight for his people.
Politics
May 24 2017 7:45 AMRisky BetAre Democrats getting their hopes up in Montana’s special election for nothing?
Politics
May 23 2017 6:48 PMWhy Sean Hannity Needed the Seth Rich ConspiracyWith Trump flailing and viewers fleeing, it was the perfect alternate-reality distraction.
Jurisprudence
May 23 2017 5:10 PMIs Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?The Supreme Court’s swing voter will decide the future of American elections.
Politics
May 23 2017 2:48 PMTrump’s Biggest Broken PromiseIt’s right there in his new budget.
Schooled
May 23 2017 5:57 AMI 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.
Schooled
May 23 2017 5:55 AMThe 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.
Jurisprudence
May 22 2017 6:28 PMClarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks WorldA strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.
The Angle
May 22 2017 6:04 PMThe Angle: Trump’s Big Trip EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on fish and pregnancy, the black Bachelorette, and Trump in Saudi Arabia.
War Stories
May 22 2017 3:53 PMTrump’s Sunni StrategyThe president wants America to take sides in the Middle East’s sectarian rivalry. That won’t end well. 
Trials and Error
May 22 2017 3:10 PMDontae Sharpe Did Not Kill George RadcliffeHe’s been in prison for more than two decades for a crime he didn’t commit. Why won’t North Carolina set him free?
Politics
May 22 2017 1:33 AMMr. ComplicitMike Pence isn’t avoiding Trump’s misconduct. He’s abetting it.
Interrogation
May 21 2017 8:45 PMNot Even Trump Can Prevent a Two-State SolutionHow renewed violence in Israel and Palestine could bring us closer to peace.

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