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By Alexander Russo — October 22, 2007 1 min read

Sex Abuse a Shadow Over U.S. Schools AP
An investigation by the Associated Press has found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions that ranged from bizarre to sadistic.

Oprah’s school in scandal News24 South Africa
Henley-On-Klip - A matron at Oprah Winfrey’s posh school for girls near Vereeniging apparently “fondled” one of the pupils, and assaulted another.

Bush, Democrats Face Education Spending Showdown EdWeek
President Bush and Democratic leaders in Congress are facing off over spending on federal education programs, and the renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act could get caught up in the clash.

Even Families Are Split Over Oral Contraceptives at a Maine Middle School NYT
A school committee’s vote to provide prescription contraceptives at its clinic is drawing fervent support and ardent opposition in Portland.

The advocate of teaching over testing Boston Globe
Jonathan Kozol, who has worked with teachers and children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years, is the author of such books as “The Shame of the Nation,” “Savage Inequalities,” and “Amazing Grace.”

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