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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.

June 07, 2013

How Do We Judge Success in a Democracy?

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

Poor Children Need a Hand Up, Not Hospice

We're talking about public schools, after all--and the public has a right to demand certain results from its investment.

May 23, 2013

Let's Open the Doors Wider

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

Bad to Good and Good to Great

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

Problem vs. Solution: A Response

We need a diversity of attempted solutions;mistakes must be honored, not attacked.

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