Meier: When looking at charter schools what I mostly see are chains operating more like Wal-Marts than mom-and-pop stores, with authority more distant from the children and families.
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June 03, 2014
Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
May 20, 2014
Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
May 13, 2014
Klonsky: While you and I share a healthy suspicion of government programs and share a strong opposition to NCLB and Race To The Top, I'm not against government.
May 01, 2014
Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.
April 24, 2014
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.
March 13, 2014
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Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.