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October 16, 2014

Getting Past Surreal Arguments on the Common Core

Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.

October 14, 2014

Living Democracy Every School Day

Meier: I think some of the practices of even the AFT (and the UAW) have been deleterious to the important sense of membership.

October 09, 2014

We Need the Large, Representative Democracies of Unions

Casey: Isn't this our vision of democracy in our schools, Deb, that it should be focused on the good of the entire school community?

October 07, 2014

If Schools Were Democracies, What Would Change?

Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?

October 02, 2014

Of Teachers' Unions, Democracy, & 'Civic Mondays'

Casey: We are a nation in need of a "Civic Monday" movement. And education needs such a movement as much as any part of American society.

September 30, 2014

Teachers' Unions, Democracy, & Risk-Taking

What, Leo, could we do to make the unions we most respect become places that teach democracy on a daily basis?

September 25, 2014

Why Teachers' Unions & Due Process Matter

Due process is essential if we are to secure a teacher's ability to speak up for her students, to advocate for a different educational approach or a different school policy, to report administrative wrongdoing ...

September 23, 2014

Whither Democracy and Unionism

Deborah Meier: Unions are both an opportunity to practice democracy, to get it in our bones and blood, as well as to create the balance of power democracy rests on.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 27, 2014

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

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