The Answer Sheet: Really

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Can we stop asking what Martin Luther King Jr. would do?

Historian Taylor Branch answers the question.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin Luther King, Who Really Knows?

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/16/2013

New Florida law: Teachers can't be evaluated on students they don't have

Why was such a law necessary? Here's why.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Really, School Reform, Teacher Evaluation

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Eight weird things schools banned this year

Not the usual targets.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Really, School Bans

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 06/10/2013

The bottom line on student tracking

What the overwhelming evidence really shows.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:47 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ability Groupings, What Research Really Shows

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Louisiana legislator invokes witch doctor to defend creationist law

In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category: He doesn't want to dismiss faith healing as "pseudoscience."

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evolution and Creationism, Really

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Fourth-grade creationist science quiz: Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago -- False

Take a look at the questions and answers on this quiz.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Creationist Schools, Really

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Jon Stewart ridicules bill linking welfare to good grades

Jon Stewart takes aim at legislation in Tennessee to take away welfare payments from families whose kids don't do well.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Really Bad Idea, Jon Stewart

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/01/2013

King Kugel: An April Fools' history lesson

Back in1983, Boston University's public relations folks decided to have a little fun with April Fool's Day. Here's how the AP got duped.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  April Fool's Day, Did This Really Happen?, History

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/02/2013

Where school reform fails to meet classroom reality

A teacher recounts what she faces every day in the classroom and how much of the school reform movement's talking points ignore reality.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform, What Really Happens

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/12/2012

BCS football rankings if academics mattered

What would the BCS football rankings look like if academics were taken into account? The non-profit New America Foundation tells us in an analysis that looks at the 25 schools ranked in the Bowl Championship Series.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BCS Football, Football Rankings, Who Is Really No. 1?