We need a diversity of attempted solutions;mistakes must be honored, not attacked.
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May 16, 2013
May 14, 2013
What if the perfect for which you have spent decades championing really is the enemy of the good?
May 07, 2013
We need to stop having these extreme arguments, between "No excuses!" on one side and "It's all about poverty!" on the other. Poverty matters immensely. Schools matter immensely. Let's get on with addressing both.
May 02, 2013
After fighting one war after another, at great cost, for democracy, we shame ourselves when we let it slip through our fingers so fast.
April 30, 2013
We no longer need to ask, "Is it possible?" All educators have been liberated by proof that it is ...
April 25, 2013
Part of the complex moral message we are teaching the young in school is being aware of the trade-offs that complicate life.
April 23, 2013
Starting in 5th grade, we introduced a series of dilemmas to our children and asked them to think about why they do what they do.
April 18, 2013
The oft-repeated verbal attacks on poor people's "bad habits" has led to poor pedagogy and missed opportunities, starting at age 4 and 5.
April 02, 2013
Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?
February 14, 2013
We can forgive our inconsistencies and imperfections, provisionally make our peace with the fact that our actions sometimes fall short. But we shouldn't shrug and claim that this is perfectly OK.