Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?
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October 07, 2014
October 02, 2014
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
What, Leo, could we do to make the unions we most respect become places that teach democracy on a daily basis?
September 25, 2014
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 ...
June 05, 2014
Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.
June 03, 2014
Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
May 29, 2014
Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.
May 27, 2014
Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.
May 22, 2014
Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.
May 15, 2014
Meier: It's too easy to ignore families who fundamentally disagree with us without seeing the damage it causes.