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May 15, 2014

Don't Write Off Everyone in the Tea Party

Meier: It's too easy to ignore families who fundamentally disagree with us without seeing the damage it causes.

May 06, 2014

We Still Have Allies in the Fight

Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?

May 01, 2014

Who Do We Ally With?

Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.

February 27, 2014

What Education Doesn't Know About Business

Pondiscio: A compliance mentality is far more evident in schools than in business. ... If we really ran schools like businesses you might find much to like about it.

February 18, 2014

Thoughts From Detroit About Schools

Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.

January 07, 2014

On Small School Networks & Democracy

Deborah Meier: But if we could start with the question of what a good school needs and then build a system based on that, it doesn't seem as undoable.

October 17, 2013

See You in the Center

I totally understand the frustration of educators who complain that policymakers put all the problems of the world on their shoulders and want to see "broader and bolder" efforts to fight poverty, too. But there's a simple reason that education has been in the spotlight for so long: It's one of the few things upon which the politicians--and the Americans they represent--can agree.

October 08, 2013

Faith in Social Mobility Isn't Enough

Test-score achievement may lead to a BA, MA, or PhD, but it isn't the route to a good job if enough good jobs don't exist.

September 24, 2013

Choice, Schools, & Taking Democracy Seriously

I think, when it comes to schools, it's important that the body involved be public, transparent, self-sustaining (not fiscally dependent on a private body), and as close to those affected as reasonable.

September 19, 2013

What If Self-Interest Doesn't Explain Everything?

We also might want to consider that what we see as a clash of interests is really just a clash of ideology.

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