We dumb down young people's education early by suggesting that in democracy it's one vote for every one person.
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April 03, 2012
April 02, 2012
The Texas revolt was seeded by the efforts of nearly three dozen district superintendents who began meeting in 2006 and produced a joint statement about their vision for the future of education.
March 27, 2012
See the pattern on the rug? It grows clearer every day. It is not about improving education. It is not about helping our society become more literate and better educated. Follow the money. We are indeed a nation at risk.
March 15, 2012
But looking for trust-proof "systems" is penny wise and pound foolish—and an endless task. We substitute the indirect evidence for the "real thing." The more we depend on such data, the more it loses its validity.
March 13, 2012
It cannot be accidental that the sharp drop in teacher morale coincides with the efforts of people such as Michelle Rhee and organizations such as Education Reform Now and Stand for Children to end teacher tenure and seniority.
March 08, 2012
Our fight for public schooling is a fight for democracy, for one-for-all-and-all-for-one solutions to our problems.
February 23, 2012
But there is also some renewed optimism that we might, just might, see a resurgence of energy for saving democracy.
February 21, 2012
Does anyone seriously believe that teachers in New York state will dare to stop teaching to the test? How many will be fired if they take that risk?
February 14, 2012
When will we stop worrying about our own organizational fiscal et al condition for a few days and call for united action?
February 14, 2012
The leaders of one of the most economically depressed and racially segregated cities in the nation have decided that the answer to its problems is to fire teachers, close public schools, expand the number of charters, and possibly to expand the voucher program as well.