Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
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June 03, 2014
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 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 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 13, 2014
Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.
March 11, 2014
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 04, 2014
Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.
February 20, 2014
Pondiscio: I resist the facile temptation to conflate testing with all that is wrong with American education. Testing did not destroy schooling. It revealed the rot and complacency within too many schools.
February 18, 2014
Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.
January 28, 2014
Meier: The difference between schools for the rich and poor was both how and what was taught.