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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


07/18/2000

Mrs. Vogel's Abolitionists

Fifth graders in Colorado have taken on abolishing slavery in Sudan as their class project.


By Anne Morse


07/13/2000

Ordinary Resurrections

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


5/31/2000

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


12/11/2000



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


09/21/2000

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


09/21/2000

They'll Be Fine

You think you've had a tough time with back-to-school shopping?


By Patsy Hughes


09/05/2000

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