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Monday, June 22, 2009

Small specialized high schools have bloomed across the city in the past several years. Are they better for students? Do they hurt the remaining large high schools? Plus, the latest on Iran; when Moms are too cool for school; free living in an ad-saturated age; and a preview of decisions the Supreme Court is expected to hand down as their session ends.

Monday Morning in Iran

Fawaz Gerges, professor in Middle East and International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy and Azadeh Moaveni, journalist, essayist and author of Honeymoon in Tehran discuss the latest developments in Iran and the role young Tehranis are playing ...

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The Supremes Count Down

Emily Bazelon,Senior Editor at Slate and founding editor of Double X the new women's web site from Slate previews the Supreme Court rulings coming down in this final week of the term.

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Cool Moms

Jancee Dunn, author of Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?: And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask, on why it's so hard to feel like a grown-up around your parents, especially when they are trying so hard to act younger.

How do you behave ...

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Crunchtime In Albany: Mayoral Control

Elizabeth Green, reporter with Gotham School, looks at how the Albany standstill will affect the important decisions around Mayoral Control of NYC's schools.

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Smaller is Better?

Smaller schools perform better, but what's the ripple effect for the school system as a whole? Josh Thomases, chief academic officer in the Department of Education's Office of School Support, Clara Hemphill, senior editor at the Center for New York City Affairs and Deycy Avitia, coordinator of Education ...

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Addled by Ads?

Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky, co-editors of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture, offer their critique of the prevalence of marketing in American culture.

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