March 7, 2011 "...the notion that putting more kids through college can restore the middle-class society we used to have is wishful thinking."
February 25, 2011 In Rhode Island, the Providence school board has sent termination notices to every teacher in the financially troubled city, sparking outrage in the teachers' union. The city's mayor says the firings are meant to give "maximum flexibility" in addressing its deficit.
February 15, 2011 Today on Talk of the Nation, some of the pros and cons of the proposed budget, Jeopardy! phenom Ken Jennings takes on Watson, quitting smoking, and the issue of ideological diversity among university colleagues.
January 26, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, Ken Rudin and the guests assess the State of the Union, the story of a woman jailed for sneaking her kids into a school outside their district, reunions with long-lost siblings, and Kathy Bates.
A hallway scene at Richmond High School in Richmond, Ind., on Nov. 29, 2010. There, struggling students are getting tutoring in a bid to have everyone graduate on time.
December 7, 2010 The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'
November 1, 2010 A year of college at a public university now costs more than $50,000 -- if you enroll at the University of Berkeley and don't have in-state status. Berkeley is the first public school to join the 50K club, according to College Board data.
October 26, 2010 The Virginia history textbook that sparked outrage by wrongly claiming that thousands of blacks fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War will be amended, its publisher says.
August 25, 2010 Today's Talk lineup includes political junkie Ken Rudin with primary results, Bones creator Kathy Reichs on forensic anthropology on TV and in real life, and Ultrinsic.com's Jeremy Gelbart on students betting on grades online.
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