Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

New York City’s public kindergartens are segregated, and “school choice” is to blame, say New School researchers. Only three of the city’s 32 school districts allow students to attend any school in their district, so it’s hard to understand how choice is…

Saudi government to hand over 25 schools to private sector

Saudi government to hand over 25 schools to private sector

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian authorities on Tuesday ordered the handover of 25 state-run schools to be run by private sector companies as part of economic reforms designed to ease pressure on the state’s finances. Riyadh announced last week that it aimed…

Scientists considering creating elephant-mammoth hybrid to battle poachers

Scientists considering creating elephant-mammoth hybrid to battle poachers

It sounds like a Jurassic Park-style fantasy. But scientists from Harvard University are considering the creation of an elephant-mammoth hybrid which could help in the battle against poachers. After they successfully identified the woolly mammoth’s DNA blueprint from perfectly preserved remains found…

Why we’re forgetting the Holocaust

Why we’re forgetting the Holocaust

A scary new survey released on Holocaust Remembrance Day purported to show that Americans are forgetting the atrocities of the Holocaust. What it really showed, however, was that Americans don’t learn enough to forget in the first place. The poll, conducted by…

Kentucky governor apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

Kentucky governor apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes. The Republican issued his apology in a nearly four-minute…

New York’s education ‘leaders’ are hiding the ugly truth

New York’s education ‘leaders’ are hiding the ugly truth

Last week’s release of National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, the widely recognized gold standard for measuring student achievement, confirms everything we’ve said about New York’s own exams: They’re a tissue of lies. Every other year, the NAEP tests fourth- and eighth-graders…