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U.S. lags behind its rivals in college degrees, especially in the south

President Obama warned that the U.S. economy may suffer from low rates of college graduation. The problem is especially stark in the south, where few adults aged 25 to 34 obtain degrees.

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  Hope and sacrifice

In this essay, Jon Meacham considers how past presidents have inspired national sacrifice — and what’s needed to revive hope for the present.

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As Texas goes, so goes the nation?

Decisions made by the Texas school board on which materials to include in textbooks can have ramifications across the U.S. Or can they? Three experts weigh in.

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  Is the Texas school board rewriting history?

Members of the Texas education board open a new front in the culture wars with a push for ideologically driven curriculum standards.

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  Is ‘capitalism’ a dirty word?

Members of the Texas education board debate the merits of “capitalism” versus “free-enterprise system.”

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