What Do You Want to Know About Education?

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The exit of long-time Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the scrutiny of Common Core during the GOP presidential debates are just the latest signs that American education is in a period of major flux. Parents, teachers, lawmakers, and officials have long wrestled with the best way to prepare students for the world beyond school boundaries, as The Atlantic has covered more and more. But we still have a lot of blindspots, so maybe you can help.

We want to know your questions about education, big and small, in places all around the world. Maybe you’re curious about U.S. national policy, other countries’ approaches, alternative methods, pre-K, community college, school choice, charter schools, for-profit education, student debt, teachers unions—it’s all fair game.

Ask your questions here.

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So far, we’ve touched on your great questions about standardized testing, teacher strikes, and schools’ responses to our increasingly digital world, plus school reform, the effectiveness of charters, and examples from history of education access  failing to fix inequality.