Max Eden makes the case that education reform has gotten off track and that part of the reason why is a tendency toward a party-line take on questions that deserve more scrutiny.
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August 01, 2016
July 29, 2016
The dog days of summer are officially here, as is the looming delivery date for my book Letters to a Young Reformer. While I'm burrowed away finishing up the last few chapters, you'll have a great slate of guest bloggers to keep you company.
May 27, 2016
Should we be giving philanthropically at all if we want to create lasting change?
May 26, 2016
Prior to graduate school, I worked as an undergraduate admission officer at Stanford, and was struck by the parallels between the elite admission and philanthropy worlds.
May 25, 2016
At a billion-dollar bet level, however, are apps the best solution for philanthropists to pursue in early childhood education?
May 24, 2016
A new wave has hit education reform: hacker philanthropy. As Sean Parker describes it, it's "a desire to 'hack' complex problems using elegant technological and social solutions." But is it the best way to conduct education philanthropy?
May 20, 2016
I truly believe that most people in education truly are committed to equity, to fairness, to expanding opportunities for all children. The problem is that it is challenging to figure out what these values mean in practice, in various contexts.
May 19, 2016
In the case of school closure disputes, we need to ask: which claims of injustice, by whom, require response?
May 18, 2016
In many under-resourced schools serving struggling students and families, it can be a time for agonizing decisions about whom to graduate and whom to retain that seem to admit no good practical or ethical answer. What would you do in this situation?
May 17, 2016
Which of Donald Trump's outrageous statements, if any, should teachers teach their students to reject outright as a matter of principle, and which should they encourage students to treat as legitimately controversial?