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.
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May 08, 2015
March 08, 2015
We agree that if you want a distinctive school to last, you need to develop other professional staff who can lead.
January 06, 2015
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
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?"