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Even with the offer of free help in finding jobs and becoming a better parent, programs to help young, unwed fathers have had problems recruiting participants, according to a report released last week.
Difficulty #1: No one actually wants a revolution. Everyone talks about revolutions in education, but no one actually wants one.
Our students are actually much better than our schools. At least my students over the last two decades at York College are and I see no reason to doubt it is true of most American students. I have discovered this by analyzing my students' performance at the following task. In my classes I set my students one extremely difficult assignment.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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