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May 30, 2013

Can Schools Overcome Poverty and Racism?

We need schools that define success in broader ways than test scores or college completion.

May 28, 2013

What We Talk About When We Talk About Poverty

We have a whole class of children growing up without fathers, and they are doing terribly.

May 14, 2013

Am I a Part of the Cure ... or the Disease?

What if the perfect for which you have spent decades championing really is the enemy of the good?

May 02, 2013

Addressing the Gap Between the Rich and 'Others'

After fighting one war after another, at great cost, for democracy, we shame ourselves when we let it slip through our fingers so fast.

April 30, 2013

How Do We Foster Excellence?

We no longer need to ask, "Is it possible?" All educators have been liberated by proof that it is ...

April 25, 2013

Teaching Students About Trade-Offs

Part of the complex moral message we are teaching the young in school is being aware of the trade-offs that complicate life.

April 18, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About the Poor

The oft-repeated verbal attacks on poor people's "bad habits" has led to poor pedagogy and missed opportunities, starting at age 4 and 5.

January 15, 2013

Final Thoughts on Expanding Education Opportunity

I am struck by how many educators and parents are fed up and frustrated with the direction in which we have been headed.

December 13, 2012

How Disrespect Hurts Kids

How we meet the children we teach, and how we meet their neighborhood and family have an enormous impact on how useful ... we are.

December 11, 2012

Creating Safe Havens for the Neediest Students

The students reported that they were finally in a school that offered them support, safety, and stability.

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