Philadelphia has had state control of its public schools for a full decade. Now the leaders of the city think that public education is the problem.
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May 15, 2012
May 08, 2012
Is there any evidence that any of these changes will improve education? No, none whatsoever. Does the Jindal law follow the lead of any of the high-performing nations? No.
May 03, 2012
You and I should be devoting more energy to considering what our "utopian" solutions might be, as well as the next steps for getting there. What's the direction, the criteria, the underlying precepts that should drive our vision of the future of schooling for educating the next generation?
May 01, 2012
Dear Deborah, Since the 2010 elections, when Republicans took control of many states, there has been an explosion of legislation advancing privatization of public schools and stripping teachers of job protections and collective bargaining rights. Even some Democratic governors, seeing the strong ri...
April 19, 2012
Can we build a response that doesn't rest on fear, but rather on hope?
April 17, 2012
Does she really think that students will learn more if their teachers live in fear? How can she feel good about leading a campaign to turn public education into a for-profit enterprise and reduce teaching to a job, not a profession.
March 27, 2012
See the pattern on the rug? It grows clearer every day. It is not about improving education. It is not about helping our society become more literate and better educated. Follow the money. We are indeed a nation at risk.
March 22, 2012
Denver: If you go out that-a-way, visit the Jefferson County Open School. Begun in 1970, it's a precious gem.
March 08, 2012
Our fight for public schooling is a fight for democracy, for one-for-all-and-all-for-one solutions to our problems.
March 06, 2012
Why are the elites of both parties so eager to hand children and public dollars over to private corporations? Why are both parties complicit in the dismantling of public education?