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What's Inside the Package?
Remember what really counts when applying to college.
By Jean Fitzpatrick
Whose Application Is It, Anyway?
A parent wonders if it's cheating to help her child with a college essay.
By Joseph Telushkin
Cheating the Kids
Test-fudging schools send the message that what really matters is whether you appear to learn.
By Gregg Easterbrook
Mrs. Vogel's Abolitionists
Fifth graders in Colorado have taken on abolishing slavery in Sudan as their class project.
By Anne Morse
A school critic listens to the kids--and learns.
By Jonathan Kozol
Taking the Pledge
The Graduation Pledge Alliance has students vowing to remember ethical and social issues on the job.
By Colman McCarthy
Dodging the Homeschool Stereotype
I'm not a militia-supporting separatist or a seven-day creationist. The reality is a lot more complex
By Susan Wise Bauer
Homeschooling: A Banner Year
More and more parents are teaching kids at home for religious, moral, and safety reasons.
By Kelly King Alexander
Homeschooling for Christian Character
The author's goal is to break peer dependency and create a 'white-hot movement of God'
By Michael P. Farris
Home School vs. Regular School
From the 'Simpsons' to 'South Park,' homeschooling is hip. Find out what it's really like from two New Jersey homeschoolers.
By Kathryn Shum, 13; Africa Taylor, 18 and Amy Yu, 13
The Best Holiday Lessons
Tacking up menorahs and Santa is, well, tacky. But religious symbols can find a meaningful place in public school classrooms.
By Jean Fitzpatrick
Dear Old Sufi School Days
The child who throws himself into a soccer game or lustily climbs a tree would not fit in at this Sufi school.
By Alan Gelb
A School of Another Faith
Know what to consider before you send you child to a preschool operated by faith other than yours.
By Holly J. Lebowitz
They'll Be Fine
You think you've had a tough time with back-to-school shopping?
By Patsy Hughes