Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.
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February 18, 2014
December 19, 2013
Meier: None of us should blame our kids, our teachers, their parents, or public schools for their "failure" to outperform the rich on, of all things, tests which we know are, by design, sensitive to class and race.
December 17, 2013
Robert Pondiscio: If being progressive means concern with how children are educated, not the outcome of that education, then what does it mean to be progressive?
December 10, 2013
Do you believe we can morally and lawfully make knowledge demands, however trivial, of one class of citizens but not another?
November 19, 2013
At their best, our schools have always welcomed children into the body politic, while also serving as engines of upward mobility, individual agency, and self-fulfillment.
November 14, 2013
I want communities, teachers, and students to have lively discourse about what "the future" will look like, rather than "teaching to" a preordained one.
June 11, 2013
But I will repeat my supposition that to make the biggest difference for the most children growing up in poverty, what we must do is offer them incredible schools.
January 09, 2013
We need to design schools that build on the fact that children are ready, willing, and eager from birth to master the world.
December 10, 2012
How we meet the children we teach, and how we meet their neighborhood and family have an enormous impact on how useful ... we are.
June 06, 2012
She made clear that it wasn't for me to think. But even more serious, I had missed the whole point: "Hadn't I read the curriculum guide?"