A successful strategy is rooted in trust, but the foundation of the current reform drive is authoritarianism disguised as accountability.

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The law will eliminate tenure, base a large part of your evaluation and pay on student performance, and eliminate support for National Board certification

If we could only fire the bad teachers, we could improve these schools, and our students would be better off, right? How is this playing out at Fremont High?

A tale from my father about how his mother asserted her authority in her West Virginia schoolhouse. What is our authority as teachers now?

The idea that schools must prepare all students for college meets an unpleasant reality. Neither our colleges nor our economy are ready for the results.

If we indeed have a competition between regular public schools and charters, we must look very carefully at how we compare them. And charters have one or two advantages that the public schools lack.

"(we) need to tear down the walls between traditional and charter schools. How do we get beyond the accusations and myths from both sides and learn from each other?"

How can we make sense of this paradox, where teachers are expected to continually raise student achievement, while the material conditions that would support success are stripped away?

"My name is Jesse Turner, and this summer I am walking to Washington, DC, to protest this misguided educational reform policy."


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