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The Precarious State of History
By Diane Ravitch
Unable to satisfy the criteria of relevance and social utility, the study of history has declined sharply in our schools.
Finding Who and Where We Are: Can American History Tell Us?
By Paul Gagnon
Our "American past" began long before the pilgrims landed. To understand ourselves and our country, we have to start at the beginning.
What Do Arbitrators Do?
By Peter Seitz
The author, who decided the famous Major League baseball reserve system case, reflects upon his years as an arbitrator and upon the system of conflict resolution and on-the-job justice in which he so strongly believed.
Education and the Press: Malign Neglect?
By Denis P. Doyle
Everyone agrees on its importance, yet, except in times of crisis or ceremony, education remains on the back pages. One of the reasons, says the author, is that hard figures of measurement are missing.
How Are We Doing?
Taking a Second Look at the Condition of the Country
By Arch Puddington
The country's in a lot better shape than the common wisdom would have it, according to a new book by Ben Wattenberg. Unless we lay claim to our legitimate accomplishments, support for the policies that underlie them will erode.
On Exhibit: Children's Art Goes Public
By Naomi Spatz
In subway stations and on greeting cards, children's art is moving out into the world.
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About American Educator
American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.