I'd like to explore how parents, students, communities, and school staff can be decisionmakers, while sorting how the critical "who decides what" issues.
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December 06, 2012
December 04, 2012
Schools like Brockton devise strategies based on the needs of their students, then organize themselves to meet them.
November 27, 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 21, 2012
The one thing though that we shouldn't and needn't give up is the neighborliness of schools, and that means changes in policy re. housing, highways, jobs, and more.
November 13, 2012
I don't think we need to produce a manifesto for change, but we do need to begin to outline some key steps that could be taken to move public education in a different direction.
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.
November 01, 2012
I am very concerned by the privatization tendency in all areas of life, and my colleagues at the International Education meeting in Brussels were worrying along the same lines. With austerity driving ever-increasing chasms between the rich and everyone else, I don't see what will stop it.
October 30, 2012
Pedro Noguera, Deborah Meier, David Whitman, Luis Moll, Barbados, Sapphire Rhodes
September 27, 2012
I rarely, Pedro, hear people blaming the medical profession for not coming up with a solution to America's poor health system; or the law profession for not being sure that every American who comes before a judge or jury is well-defended by a "great" attorney.
June 28, 2012
The "push out" rate at charter schools—not to mention the already too high rate at regular public schools—is a frightening example of how we push and pull at the same time without much thought.