I'd like to explore how parents, students, communities, and school staff can be decisionmakers, while sorting how the critical "who decides what" issues.
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December 06, 2012
December 04, 2012
Schools like Brockton devise strategies based on the needs of their students, then organize themselves to meet them.
May 15, 2012
Philadelphia has had state control of its public schools for a full decade. Now the leaders of the city think that public education is the problem.
May 03, 2012
You and I should be devoting more energy to considering what our "utopian" solutions might be, as well as the next steps for getting there. What's the direction, the criteria, the underlying precepts that should drive our vision of the future of schooling for educating the next generation?
May 01, 2012
Dear Deborah, Since the 2010 elections, when Republicans took control of many states, there has been an explosion of legislation advancing privatization of public schools and stripping teachers of job protections and collective bargaining rights. Even some Democratic governors, seeing the strong ri...
January 19, 2012
Yes, there have been and will continue to be "turnarounds" that work. But if we see the turnaround as a method of getting "rid" of people—teachers or kids—we'll misuse its potential.