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November 12, 2013

Ed Reform Needs a Nixon-to-China Moment

One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.

October 29, 2013

Making Better Sense of Our Differences

Is it really "virtuous" to put one's own children ahead of everyone else's? That baffles me. Have I misunderstood you?

October 08, 2013

Faith in Social Mobility Isn't Enough

Test-score achievement may lead to a BA, MA, or PhD, but it isn't the route to a good job if enough good jobs don't exist.

October 01, 2013

Democracy Is an 'Idea,' Not a Recipe

I want some things to "matter" to students, their families, and the school community—and citizens writ large. Habit #5 of our "Habits of Mind" is: "Who cares? Why does it matter?"

June 27, 2013

Thoughts for Summer: Aspirations, Not Requirements

Add to your goals for students some aspirations that cannot be the basis for graduation, but are perhaps just as important.

June 25, 2013

Changing the World, Step by Step

Armed with convincing data, our movement will earn a larger seat at the education reform table.

June 20, 2013

Schools & What We Mean by Being 'Successful'

Many find it hard now to imagine being "just" lifelong classroom teachers or even principals for decades. Those "justs" are my heroes.

June 18, 2013

There Are Good Schools Out There

"The only innovative thing left to do in education reform is to stop innovating and find the experienced educators already succeeding."

June 14, 2013

Why Don't We 'Fix' Poverty While We're at It?

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

How Poverty Is Like Global Warming (& Other Parting Thoughts)

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.

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