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April 03, 2014

We Need Changes Beyond School, Too

Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.

March 27, 2014

Choice: For Shareholders or Stakeholders?

Meier: Neighborhood schools have some important advantages in terms of political democracy, precisely by encouraging people to talk across class and race. Alas, not many contain such mixtures!

March 25, 2014

Choice Is Messy. So Be It.

Pondiscio: Belief in creationism troubles me less than a belief in learning styles, for which there is roughly equal scientific support.

March 20, 2014

Why Voting Beats 'Voting With One's Feet'

Meier: I've discovered, painfully, that my championship of choice for many years has turned into a monster.

March 18, 2014

Deborah Meier, Libertarian?

Pondiscio: Having standards to which all publicly funded schools are held accountable doesn't strike me as an undue burden.

March 13, 2014

Improve Democracy, Not Tests

Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.

March 11, 2014

Testing, Truth, and Consequences

Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"

March 06, 2014

Agreed: No Profiting Off Children's Education

Deborah Meier: If democracy is worth dying for, how about our learning to live with it?

March 04, 2014

What Business Doesn't Know About Education

Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.

February 25, 2014

We 'Choose' for Poor Children Every Day

Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.

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