Computer science spurred a rare display of bipartisanship during the recent House debate to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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July 29, 2013
April 16, 2013
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged those at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to step up advocacy of the Common Core State Standards.
March 04, 2013
I believe that local educators should be told what to produce, and then they should be turned loose to do it.
March 01, 2013
How we conduct 12 or more years of our children's education is surely a sensitive topic, and hardly a trivial matter.
February 25, 2013
Our achievement goals should be a national decision, not an individual state decision.
January 30, 2013
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed legislation stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of her K-12 authority. Hill has sued to overturn the law.
November 10, 2012
I don't think we need to produce a manifesto for change, but we do need to begin to outline some key steps that could be taken to move public education in a different direction.
November 08, 2012
When disaster strikes (like Sandy) we don't expect the police to volunteer their time, nor the firemen, nor doctors and nurses—although no doubt many do go above and beyond their obligations. But we do expect teachers to make up for the impact of poverty and austerity politics on schoolchildren.
November 01, 2012
I am very concerned by the privatization tendency in all areas of life, and my colleagues at the International Education meeting in Brussels were worrying along the same lines. With austerity driving ever-increasing chasms between the rich and everyone else, I don't see what will stop it.
October 13, 2012
The Obama administration is our ally, not our enemy. We must work with them to show that a better approach to improving our schools is possible.