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February 17, 2015

What Assessment System Would Serve Students & Society?

"From my perspective, using a variety of measures, including some selected at the local school level by educators, families and students,is the best way to capture the broad array of things each school is trying to do."

February 05, 2015

A New, Better Deal for Teachers and Families

Many public school educators are frustrated. Fortunately, there's a growing movement to give teachers, along with families, a new, better deal. This empowers teachers to create, as options, new schools that reflect their views about how schools should be organized.

January 29, 2015

Moving Ahead on 3 Dreams

Nathan: Let's begin with Antonia, Jennifer, Khalique and your encouragement to dream.

January 15, 2015

Wise & Woeful School Choice Plans

Nathan: School choice is a powerful tool that needs to be used carefully. I think you and I agree on this.

May 01, 2014

Who Do We Ally With?

Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.

February 18, 2014

Thoughts From Detroit About Schools

Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.

December 19, 2013

The Task of Building a Thirst for Knowledge

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

Who's the Real Progressive?

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

The Progressive Case for a Common Curriculum

Do you believe we can morally and lawfully make knowledge demands, however trivial, of one class of citizens but not another?

November 19, 2013

Educating for Democracy-and Liberty

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.

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