"The only innovative thing left to do in education reform is to stop innovating and find the experienced educators already succeeding."
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June 18, 2013
June 14, 2013
Why do those with a real choice elect for very small class sizes, highly credentialed and experienced staff, attention to the aesthetics of the environment, plenty of outdoor space, no dearth of arts of all sorts ...
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.
June 07, 2013
One cannot judge the success of a school or student (or a president!) without prior agreement about what we mean by success.
June 04, 2013
We're talking about public schools, after all--and the public has a right to demand certain results from its investment.
May 23, 2013
How do we sustain good schools so that over time there are more and more of them? I think networks of schools are a useful added component.
May 21, 2013
The charter movement had it right from the get-go: Each school would have its own "charter" spelling out the results that it would be responsible for achieving.
May 16, 2013
We need a diversity of attempted solutions;mistakes must be honored, not attacked.
May 07, 2013
We need to stop having these extreme arguments, between "No excuses!" on one side and "It's all about poverty!" on the other. Poverty matters immensely. Schools matter immensely. Let's get on with addressing both.
May 02, 2013
After fighting one war after another, at great cost, for democracy, we shame ourselves when we let it slip through our fingers so fast.