Meier: It's too easy to ignore families who fundamentally disagree with us without seeing the damage it causes.
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May 15, 2014
May 08, 2014
Meier: If my house were on fire, I'd not reject the help of a neighbor whose views I otherwise despise. I think our nation is on fire.
May 06, 2014
Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?
April 24, 2014
Meier: I also recognized that the new "reformers" used this to argue that their approach could be implemented, top-down, which would make it easier to replicate.
April 22, 2014
Klonsky: How did we let this dynamic movement of educators and community activists morph into a top-down, corporate-style web of privately operated charter schools?
April 10, 2014
Meier: The standards are a curriculum and imply a pedagogy, too.
April 08, 2014
Pondiscio: It is easy to be overwhelmed and defeated as a teacher by all we cannot do and all that conspires to thwart our best efforts. I choose to focus on the possible.
April 03, 2014
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
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
Pondiscio: Belief in creationism troubles me less than a belief in learning styles, for which there is roughly equal scientific support.