Is it really "virtuous" to put one's own children ahead of everyone else's? That baffles me. Have I misunderstood you?
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October 29, 2013
October 22, 2013
Despite 30 years of relentless attack most still trust school teachers more than businesspeople, public schools more than corporations, and see their own neighborhood school as pretty good! It amazes me.
October 15, 2013
I'd find your willingness to back away from "a pure boot strap" approach comforting, but remind you that many children born to parents (or great grandparents) in the top fifth never have to lift themselves up at all to remain in the top fifth.
October 08, 2013
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.
October 01, 2013
I want some things to "matter" to students, their families, and the school community—and citizens writ large. Habit #5 of our "Habits of Mind" is: "Who cares? Why does it matter?"
September 17, 2013
As long as we don't tackle "learning" democracy with as much seriousness as math and literacy it's hardly puzzling why in times of real or imagined crises the first victims will over and over again be democratic norms.
June 27, 2013
Add to your goals for students some aspirations that cannot be the basis for graduation, but are perhaps just as important.
June 18, 2013
"The only innovative thing left to do in education reform is to stop innovating and find the experienced educators already succeeding."
June 14, 2013
Why do those with a real choice elect for very small class sizes, highly credentialed and experienced staff, attention to the aesthetics of the environment, plenty of outdoor space, no dearth of arts of all sorts ...
June 07, 2013
One cannot judge the success of a school or student (or a president!) without prior agreement about what we mean by success.