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Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools

<b>(Lightspring via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Our public schools aren’t in decline. And “reformers” with wild promises don’t care about education — just profits<p>Diane Ravitch<p>September 15, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s …

Schools don’t have to fail: Here’s how we fix education

<b>(Oksana Kuzmina via Shutterstock)</b><p>Our schools imprison kids and undermine their zest for learning. It doesn’t have to be that way. Fix it like this<p>Peter Gray<p>September 7, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In an earlier Salon article, I described the failure of our educational system, which imprisons children’s bodies …

Paris Review - Salman Rushdie, The Art of Fiction No. 186

Interviewed by Jack Livings<p>Issue 174, Summer 2005<p>Salman Rushdie as a boy in Bombay.<p>Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay in 1947, on the eve of India’s independence. He was educated there and in England, where he spent the first decades of his writing life. These days Rushdie lives primarily in New …

JD Salinger: authors claim posthumous works are on the way

The authors of a new JD Salinger biography claim they have cracked one of publishing's greatest mysteries: what the author of The Catcher in the Rye was working on during the last half century of his life.<p>A series of posthumous Salinger releases are planned after 2015, according to David Shields …

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

What Books Do Writers Teach?: Zadie Smith and Gary Shteyngart’s Syllabi from Columbia University

Many, if not, most writers teach---whether literature, composition, or creative writing---and examining what those writers teach is an especially …

10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read

You've tackled Huck Finn, "The Hunger Games," and a bit of Shakespeare, but are you ready for Marx, Derrida, and Joyce (not to mention football season and dorm food)? It's no secret that high school doesn't always adequately prepare students for college, emotionally or academically. Our solution, …

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …