I'd like to discuss three documents. The first document is a powerful description of Metro, a terrific innovative district high "school without walls" in Chicago that operated 1970-1991. The second is a 1988 speech by Al Shanker. The third is an article by civil rights legend Dr. Kenneth Clark.
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January 15, 2015
Nathan: School choice is a powerful tool that needs to be used carefully. I think you and I agree on this.
January 08, 2015
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December 18, 2014
Casey: 'At a time that teachers' unions face existential threats, how do we defend the democratic voice that they provide teachers?'
December 09, 2014
Meier: What are the lessons in equality that young people absorb through the structuring of schools, and how do they match the "civics" lessons they may be receiving formally?
December 02, 2014
Meier: While it's true democracy is never complete, we do kids and ourselves a disservice to pretend that our schools are living examples of even an imperfect democracy.
November 18, 2014
Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?
October 23, 2014
Casey: Could it be that if we focused on the actual standards, the extravagant claims that are made against the common core would be impossible to sustain?
October 16, 2014
Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.