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.
All Blog Posts With poverty Tag or Category
March 01, 2014
February 28, 2014
While the field of Internet providers narrows, and the capacity for access to the Internet broadens, what do you suppose the public's expectations for their use will become? This is a time for leadership to reach out to colleagues and develop a louder voice...as we see things arising, before they become our work.
February 25, 2014
Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.
February 20, 2014
Pondiscio: I resist the facile temptation to conflate testing with all that is wrong with American education. Testing did not destroy schooling. It revealed the rot and complacency within too many schools.
February 18, 2014
Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.
February 14, 2014
The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.
February 13, 2014
Pondiscio: I would argue that the most important thing for educators to get right is school tone and culture.
February 11, 2014
Meier: I believe the cards are so stacked against children in poverty and children of color that "pretty good" or "good enough for my own kids" will not make it for them.
February 06, 2014
The Census Bureau has overhauled a major longitudinal survey tracking families' economic health over time.
February 04, 2014
The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.