In 1986, a full 68 percent of Americans said that they viewed going to college as a big part of the American Dream. Today, according to a new poll, 52 percent do. This was one of the findings in a major new Washington Post-Miller Center Poll that looked at how Americans have changed how they define success in America and how they view the country's future. The results are sobering.Read full article >>
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If you somehow don't know about the utter mess in the U.S. Congress, look here (and start paying attention). If you do, here's something to help you laugh, or, at least, keep from screaming in frustration. The buffoonery wouldn't surprise these past congressional watchers:Read full article >>
Gallaudet University’s chief diversity officer has accused her employer of violating a D.C. anti-discrimination law after a controversy last year that stemmed from her signing a petition that forced a public referendum on Maryland’s gay-marriage law.Read full article >>
A tougher grading scale on the District’s 2013 standardized tests would have yielded lower-than-reported math proficiency rates for many schools, with stark differences at the middle-school level, according to data released Monday by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.Read full article >>