Several schools across the country are making decision to lessen the homework load on students.
Britney Wilson is a writer, best-known for her poetry which was featured on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in English at Howard University.
In an era when many schoolchildren are "waiting for superman" to save them from the inadequacies of the education system, some people seem to think that students are working too hard.
President Barack Obama talks about the ongoing budget negotiations, Monday in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.
Stephen F. Hates is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal's Hotline. He also served for six years as Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday as debt talks continued.
Lawrence F. Kaplan is a contributing editor for The New Republic.
The Obama administration has managed to upend the laws of ornithology. The simple fact of a Democratic commander-in-chief has transformed yesterday's Republican hawks into today's doves. No less miraculously, and certainly for no more high-minded reasons, Democratic doves have metamorphosed into something like hawks.
Louise Story is a business reporter for The New York Times. She has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The Hartford Courant.
When the energy giant Enron collapsed 10 years ago, top executives of the company faced criminal prosecution and many served lengthy prison terms. In the savings and loan scandal of the 1980s, hundreds of bankers went to jail.
But the financial meltdown of 2008 hasn't generated a single prosecution of high-level Wall Street players — even though the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought civil cases against some companies and reached financial settlements.