Meier: I also recognized that the new "reformers" used this to argue that their approach could be implemented, top-down, which would make it easier to replicate.
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Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.
March 11, 2014
Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"
March 06, 2014
Deborah Meier: If democracy is worth dying for, how about our learning to live with it?
March 04, 2014
Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.
February 27, 2014
Pondiscio: A compliance mentality is far more evident in schools than in business. ... If we really ran schools like businesses you might find much to like about it.
February 25, 2014
Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.
September 19, 2013
We also might want to consider that what we see as a clash of interests is really just a clash of ideology.
January 17, 2013
I keep pounding away at this issue because I agree with you: It's not enough to criticize without offering alternatives.
November 29, 2012
What we need to start with is a consensus that schools have to raise kids alongside their families; they have to join together on behalf of building a generation of strong citizens.