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June 18, 2015

Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out

Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.

May 08, 2015

What Are Appropriate Roles for Companies in Education Reform?

There was a time when corporate giving to schools was truly "charity" in the best sense. But now it appears to be setting the agenda for education.

March 08, 2015

What Are School Leaders' Most Important Qualities?

We agree that if you want a distinctive school to last, you need to develop other professional staff who can lead.

January 06, 2015

When Charters Are More Like Chain Stores Than Small Schools

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.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

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

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

May 13, 2014

Drawing a Line on Common Core

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

Who Do We Ally With?

Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.

April 24, 2014

Choice, Small Schools, and Trade-Offs

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

Improve Democracy, Not Tests

Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.

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