Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
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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 08, 2014
Meier: If my house were on fire, I'd not reject the help of a neighbor whose views I otherwise despise. I think our nation is on fire.
May 01, 2014
Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.
April 29, 2014
Klonsky: What we are facing at this moment though, is not so much the problem of choice schools vs. neighborhood schools, or progressive schools vs. traditional schools. Rather, it's an assault on public schools and public space in general.
April 10, 2014
Meier: The standards are a curriculum and imply a pedagogy, too.
April 08, 2014
Pondiscio: It is easy to be overwhelmed and defeated as a teacher by all we cannot do and all that conspires to thwart our best efforts. I choose to focus on the possible.
March 20, 2014
Meier: I've discovered, painfully, that my championship of choice for many years has turned into a monster.
March 06, 2014
Deborah Meier: If democracy is worth dying for, how about our learning to live with it?
February 27, 2014
Pondiscio: A compliance mentality is far more evident in schools than in business. ... If we really ran schools like businesses you might find much to like about it.