Aug 9 - 15, 2007 

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The Big Flunk

An interview with Anita Forte, the teacher at the center of APS' grade change scandal

By Steven Robert Allen

We all talk the talk. We all say our kids need to learn that if they screw up—or screw off—there are going to be consequences. You don't show up. You don't do your work. You don't get a free pass, no matter who your parents are. The world outside the sanctuary of the classroom doesn't offer free passes. If we want our kids to become functioning members of society, the world inside the classroom shouldn't offer free passes, either.

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Who Killed Brad Will?

And why have Mexican and U.S. authorities allowed the murderers of an American journalist go free?

By John Ross

OAXACA—Those of us who report from the front lines of the social justice movement in Latin America share an understanding that there’s always a bullet out there with our names on it. Brad Will traveled 2,500 miles, from New York to this violence-torn Mexican town, to find his.

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