Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Valerie Strauss

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Recent articles by Valerie:

Arming police in Baltimore schools would be ‘putting a Band-Aid solution on a much deeper wound'

What children actually need to do well in school. → Read More

7 out of 895 — the number of black students admitted to NYC’s most selective high school. And there are more startling stats.

A different admissions scandal. → Read More

Is it finally time to get rid of the SAT and ACT college admissions tests?

Why the test owners say no. Why critics say yes. → Read More

Beyond the scandal: The damage done by our obsession with prestigious college credentials

Why and how we should reimagine school. → Read More

A new guide for schools to stop white supremacists from recruiting kids to their cause

It is free and said to be the first such guide to address the problem of white supremacist groups recruiting young people. → Read More

So you don’t think affirmative action in college admissions is still necessary? This scandal shows it is.

The problem is 'wealthy parents who are robbing underrepresented groups of opportunities to climb.' → Read More

Why school counselors who help kids get into college weren’t at all surprised by the admissions scandal

They know that "the students who need the most support receive the least." → Read More

He’s known in Silicon Valley for ‘ethical investing.’ Read what he’s charged with doing in the college admissions scandal.

It's stunning. Read it. → Read More

Who gets the largest college admissions advantage? Let’s look at the athletes.

"The advantage varies by sport and athletic division, but is almost universal within higher education." → Read More

Mom: People don’t want to hear the ‘ugly details’ of our struggle to raise and educate our autistic son. Here’s the truth anyway.

"No one wants to hear the truth, when they casually ask how I’m doing, or how my holidays were. They wouldn’t know what to do with the truth, however much I sanitize it for their comfort and digestion." → Read More

He investigated how the rich buy their way into elite colleges. Some took his book as a ‘how to’ guide.

The man who wrote the seminal college admissions exposé "The Price of Admissions" weighs in on the recent bribery scandal. → Read More

The rich have always had a leg up in college admissions. How different, then, is this new scandal?

What's different and what's the same. → Read More

'Raise your hand if you are not surprised’ — and other telling tweets about the college admissions scandal

The range of views. → Read More

Betsy DeVos’s $5 billion school tax-credit plan is being slammed. And not by whom you might think.

Yes, they support school "choice," but not this kind. Here's why. → Read More

The shocking details: Excerpts from the college admissions scam indictment

The scams described in detail, including sections regarding Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. → Read More

A new story of school segregation in North Carolina: A private white-flight academy is turning charter

And how it will affect the public school district it's in when it takes in public funds that would have gone to that system. → Read More

Why Florida is struggling to fill more than 2,000 teaching positions

It's being called a "silent strike" as teachers are just walking away. → Read More

Tennessee’s governor seeks school vouchers and charter expansion. A Nashville school board member says that would be a disaster.

Gov. Bill Lee spelled out his plans in his State of the State speech — and said he would ask school board members and superintendents around the state for input. Here's some. → Read More

Report: Most 2018 teacher protests led to big boosts in school funding — but not enough to make up for earlier cuts

A total of about 20 states still don't fund general education at levels higher than they did before the 2008 Great Recession. → Read More

California law requires charter schools to end secrecy about how they operate

It's another blow to the charter movement in California. The former governor, Democrat Jerry Brown, had refused to sign such legislation. → Read More