Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?
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November 18, 2014
November 13, 2014
Casey: Attacks will be made on teacher and public employee pensions. Due process rights for teachers will be assailed.
November 11, 2014
Meier: Schooling for democracy must essentially be schooling for teaching the arts and crafts of ruling: to students, their teachers, and their families and neighbors.
November 06, 2014
Casey: The imposition of a business model and "market discipline" on public education, with the use of high-stakes standardized exams as a "bottom line," has done serious damage.
October 28, 2014
Meier: As long as we see standards as 'The Standards' we will face this danger—and especially if who is right/wrong is based on impact on test scores designed by the same people who have mandated the standards.
October 07, 2014
Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?
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.