What happens when we provide choice only to overwhelm students? Too often, we think we're doing the "right" thing only to encounter student push back with the freedom we provide. Freedom can be scary, so let's demystify it for our kids.
All Blog Posts With choice Tag or Category
December 15, 2014
December 10, 2014
Students say the best things... we just have to make sure we're listening. What are your kids saying?
December 04, 2014
Charter theories are sometimes built on the idea of school "fit." At other times, they're based on the notion that the free market knows best. Andy Smarick and I discuss.
December 02, 2014
Meier: While it's true democracy is never complete, we do kids and ourselves a disservice to pretend that our schools are living examples of even an imperfect democracy.
December 02, 2014
Andy Smarick believes that kids would be better off with a system entirely composed of charters. I disagree.
October 16, 2014
Choice, for all its pitfalls, does offer a glimmering hope of countering school segregation. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I consider a choice plan that might work.
October 14, 2014
Vouchers are back as a topic, and this time they've been given an equity gloss. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss whether or not vouchers are still a bad idea.
September 10, 2014
There are many fine reasons to consider at least some aspects of a choice system. But we can't have those conversations until and unless we drop the financial fantasies and are honest about the true cost.
May 29, 2014
Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.
May 22, 2014
Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.