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November 05, 2011

Bill Gates' Big Play: How Much Can Money Buy in Education?

What would happen if one of the wealthiest men in the world decided to remake the institution of public education in America? What if that man believed he understood the secrets to success, and sought to align the nation's schools to his vision and methods? What if he decided to devote all his time ...

September 11, 2011

Jeffrey N. Golub: Common Core Standards Leave Teachers Out of the Equation

Guest post by Dr. Jeffrey N. Golub. The story goes that, some years ago, a Midwestern university decided to build a new library on its campus. So an architectural firm was commissioned to design and build the building. Within weeks after its opening, however, the new library began to sink into th...

July 06, 2009

The Secret Sixty Prepare to Write Standards for 50 Million

Sixty individuals, ONE teacher among them, will write national education standards in the next five months, in a secret process that excludes effective input from students, parents or teachers. As teachers we spend a lot of time thinking about what we teach our students, and how to engage them in ...

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