We need to stop having these extreme arguments, between "No excuses!" on one side and "It's all about poverty!" on the other. Poverty matters immensely. Schools matter immensely. Let's get on with addressing both.
After fighting one war after another, at great cost, for democracy, we shame ourselves when we let it slip through our fingers so fast.
We no longer need to ask, "Is it possible?" All educators have been liberated by proof that it is...
Part of the complex moral message we are teaching the young in school is being aware of the trade-offs that complicate life.
Starting in 5th grade, we introduced a series of dilemmas to our children and asked them to think about why they do what they do.