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?
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Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.
October 14, 2014
Meier: I think some of the practices of even the AFT (and the UAW) have been deleterious to the important sense of membership.
October 09, 2014
Casey: Isn't this our vision of democracy in our schools, Deb, that it should be focused on the good of the entire school community?
October 07, 2014
Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?
October 02, 2014
Casey: We are a nation in need of a "Civic Monday" movement. And education needs such a movement as much as any part of American society.
September 30, 2014
What, Leo, could we do to make the unions we most respect become places that teach democracy on a daily basis?
September 25, 2014
Due process is essential if we are to secure a teacher's ability to speak up for her students, to advocate for a different educational approach or a different school policy, to report administrative wrongdoing ...
September 23, 2014
Deborah Meier: Unions are both an opportunity to practice democracy, to get it in our bones and blood, as well as to create the balance of power democracy rests on.
May 22, 2014
Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.