Stephen Smiley
Stephen Smiley

Stephen Smiley is a Teacher Project fellow writing for Slate’s Schooled section. A Columbia Journalism School graduate, he used to cover politics in Australia for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is now based in New York City.

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May 25 2017 9:00 AMJust Take It AgainOnline courses’ tests might be too easy for students to game—and that just might be how school districts like it.
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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.
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March 30 2017 2:14 PMBetsy DeVos’ American CarnageEchoing her boss, she sees horrendous decline in America’s schools—but even the numbers she cites undermine her point.
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March 8 2017 5:50 AM“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.
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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.
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May 23 2017 5:56 AMFast. Isolating. Superficial.What class is like for the millions of high-schoolers now taking courses online.
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March 29 2017 5:55 AMCamelot Under SiegeFollowing allegations of student abuse, several cities are questioning their relationships with Camelot Education, a for-profit manager of alternative schools.
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Feb. 7 2017 11:43 AMThe Conservative Case Against Betsy DeVosHer nomination as education secretary has united liberals, rural Republicans, and Breitbart writers in disdain.