Schools like Brockton devise strategies based on the needs of their students, then organize themselves to meet them.
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December 04, 2012
November 29, 2012
What we need to start with is a consensus that schools have to raise kids alongside their families; they have to join together on behalf of building a generation of strong citizens.
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 15, 2012
There simply is no way to know when and how the democratic forces will rise up, as they did here in Chi-town, and say, "Enough of that! We've got a different plan."
October 04, 2012
Let's think of three, four, or at most five issues we could unite on, principles that might cut across some of the unnecessarily warring parties.
October 02, 2012
It is fundamentally wrong to judge teachers by student test scores, but that doesn't mean teachers bear no responsibility for student learning.
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.
September 25, 2012
I've learned new and important lessons about the way education in American society works. I've also learned that the position you occupy often influences how you see the issues.
September 13, 2012
Dear Diane, I shall miss writing to you, but count on me to respond often to your blogs.
September 11, 2012
I am also energized to speak out against the well-funded effort to spread misinformation about the status, condition, and progress of American public education.