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College textbook prices have increased faster than health care!

"Roughly one-fifth of a textbook's price goes to the store where it is sold to cover personnel and operating costs, while more than three-quarters goes straight to the publisher." Publishers should not be profiting this much on our education! The textbook racket needs to end. It is ridiculous.

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Are We Teaching Kids Classism in School?

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – An elementary school principal says she was fired for protecting children from humiliation. Noelle Roni says she fought against a policy requiring kids to get their hands stamped if they don’t have enough money in their lunch account. She was fired from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette in the fall. “The kids are humiliated. They’re branded. It’s disrespectful. Where’s the human compassion? And these are little children,” she said. Roni was principal for nine years before being fired. She calls it a wrongful termination, and wants her job back.

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John Green explains why free school should be exciting for American students, and why it currently is not.

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Malala Yousafzai

Education can change the world. This wonderful young woman knows this, and has taken many fantastic steps towards it. Malala one of my biggest inspirations.

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Testing, class size, and other problems in the American Education system from a teacher's point of view.

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The Importance of Literacy

"If all children learned to read, 171 million fewer people would live in absolute poverty. But we need to invest more and invest better in education to make sure every child has an opportunity." -Unicef

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Today's Education is Training Yesterday's Students

We need to update our Education system. Grad students are finding themselves jobless after school. Our economy has shifted and changed jobs, our education needs to mimic that shift!

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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself

We have come far in education, but we have a long way to go.

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"We cannot afford to replace 'the fierce urgency of now' with the soft bigotry of 'it’s optional.'" - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

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Education is vital and needs to be more accessible

President Barack Obama on why our education system must improve.

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