Elevate Education on NYTimes.com!
  • Petitioned Mr. Arthur Brisbane, Public Editor

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Elevate Education on NYTimes.com!

    1. Kristin Larsen
    2. Petition by

      Kristin Larsen

      Philadelphia, PA

The New York Times home page, NYTimes.com, reports on education news and provides a number of resources for educators, students, and those interested in education issues. However, the link to education news is currently listed under the links to classifieds, corrections, and crosswords (see http://www.nytimes.com/, left hand column, midway down the page). Given the importance of education and the amplitude of the current discussions and debates in the field, we believe it deserves a more prominent placement.

Sign the petition to Elevate Education on NYTimes.com! With your support, education will have increased visibility on NYTimes.com and share the same space with world news, politics, business, technology, health, science and travel!

 

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    • Lisa Mingrone NASHVILLE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      It seems strange to have to tell the NY Times why education should be highly visible. Yet the reality is that entertainment and advertising are huge sections of the paper because that’s where the money is. Where's the money in education? Oh the idea that the there is an ethical obligation to report the news (education is just an aside next to the puzzles) is that education isn't easy to dramatize and sensationalize. There isn't lots of money in education. The idea that not everybody cares or is involved in the issues of education is another mindset. Again why everybody is assumed to not need to know is beyond me as the importance of education is a given when the ramifications are pointed out. That has been done and acknowledged endlessly by others more capable than myself. Make the space, spend the time and yes the money, be objective, and treat education with the care you have been famed for giving to the news. That a responsibility just as much as what happens on the stock market or in politics. While it not as jazzy as the movies or as dramatic as the disasters that hit the world it important that readers be presented with the events and issues as the serious and important news that it is.

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