By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
But some professors are urging schools to break with the Chinese language and cultural nonprofit, charging it is a “propaganda” arm of the Chinese government.
On a sunny October day, Jake Howie, a sophomore at the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, arrived at school at 8 a.m. He didn’t go inside the neo-classical school building on Broad Street until noon.Read More →
By Stacia Friedman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — While some groups seek to paint all Philadelphia charter schools with the same negative brush, two fledgling pro-charter organizations, Philadelphia Charters for Excellence and Philly School Choice, are gathering momentum.
“Are there bad charter schools? Yes, but the study done by the Center for Popular Democracy is completely one-sided and polarizing,” said PCE [...]
When 15-year-old MK Asante dropped out of high school, started dealing drugs and living out of his car in North Philadelphia, he seemed like just another statistic. The district has one of the lowest graduation rates in the nation for black males, a 72 percent dropout rate, the majority by ninth grade.Read More →
Should teachers pay for their own health care coverage? Ready or not, they’re about to in Pennsylvania’s biggest city.Read More →