Connecticut court order offers opportunity for equitable education

This week, a judge in Connecticut ordered state officials to develop plans for a major overhaul of its public education system, and said the state was “defaulting in its constitutional duty” to educate children in poor communities. Sofia Villenas, a professor of Anthropology at Cornell University who studies education, citizenship and social movements, says that […]

Obama college plan must reward states that support public education

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Obama college plan must reward states that support public education Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 Ron Ehrenberg, director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute and professor in Cornell’s ILR School, notes that President Obama’s higher education plan must provide “a carrot” for states that expand support for public higher education. […]