Part of the complex moral message we are teaching the young in school is being aware of the trade-offs that complicate life.
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April 25, 2013
April 23, 2013
Starting in 5th grade, we introduced a series of dilemmas to our children and asked them to think about why they do what they do.
April 10, 2013
I'll devote this second letter to discussing the educational practice you asked about, known as SLANT.
April 09, 2013
How, in a no-excuses school, do students appeal if they believe the penalty is unfair?
April 04, 2013
What's cool to me about the education reform space now is that traditional systems and charter organizations throughout the country are finally collaborating in meaningful ways to help more kids.
April 02, 2013
Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?
November 25, 2012
A big part of what is wrong with the current debate about reform is that it is dominated by what I think of as naïve optimists and radical pessimists. The naïve optimists are the ones promoting simplistic solutions like: "fire bad teachers," "lengthen the school day," ...
November 08, 2012
When disaster strikes (like Sandy) we don't expect the police to volunteer their time, nor the firemen, nor doctors and nurses—although no doubt many do go above and beyond their obligations. But we do expect teachers to make up for the impact of poverty and austerity politics on schoolchildren.
October 21, 2012
I find it ironic and hypocritical that the opponents of charter schools don't voice much objection to the loss of affluent children to private schools.
October 18, 2012
After a decade or more of being "in charge" of our public schools, these "guys" (and a few gals) accept no blame.