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April 14, 2014

Cari Luna Discusses Poverty, Gentrification, and the Craft of Writing

BookMarks interviews author Cari Luna about her new novel The Revolution of Every Day (Tin House Books, 2013).

April 10, 2014

John Thompson Reviews John Kuhn's 'Fear and Learning'

It was a Texan, Diane Ravitch, who rallied teachers when it seemed like public schooling was condemned to its Alamo. Now, it may be a Texan, John Kuhn, who points the way out of the educational civil war launched by data-driven reform.

April 08, 2014

Is the Stress of Poverty to Blame for Academic Failure?

In today's guest post by Pamela Cantor, she asks whether poverty is responsible for academic failure...or the stress of poverty that is.

April 06, 2014

Race, Poverty, and Leadership

The current reality is that black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be suspended, educated in schools with less experienced teachers, and are less likely to take more rigorous classes in high school than their white peers. Although we may acknowledge poverty exists, do we truly know what cost it extracts?

April 03, 2014

We Need Changes Beyond School, Too

Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.

April 01, 2014

Is School Reform Needed or Not?

Pondiscio: In my very first post here, I suggested that the education reform movement needs what I called a 'Nixon to China' moment. I lamented the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate.

March 27, 2014

Choice: For Shareholders or Stakeholders?

Meier: Neighborhood schools have some important advantages in terms of political democracy, precisely by encouraging people to talk across class and race. Alas, not many contain such mixtures!

March 25, 2014

Choice Is Messy. So Be It.

Pondiscio: Belief in creationism troubles me less than a belief in learning styles, for which there is roughly equal scientific support.

March 18, 2014

Proposal Would Require Free Meals for Poor D.C. Students on Snow Days

Under the proposal, community recreation centers would serve as distribution points for free meals on district snow days.

March 03, 2014

What's Dangerous About the Grit Narrative, and How to Fix It

The Grit Narrative, its shadow spreading back over the land under the guise of "research," threatens to take us straight back to an era where poverty is about laziness and where failure, unless it's the "failing up" of a revered entrepreneur, carries the stain of moral bankruptcy.

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