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November 14, 2010

Black Boys: When a Spotlight Is Not Enough

Why is it apparently taboo for even social reformers to raise the need for policies that would correct the huge problem we have with poverty?

November 12, 2010

You Say Charter -- I Say Semi-Private School

Charter schools represent a critical step away from traditional public schools, where public money goes to a public entity run by democratically elected officials

November 08, 2010

Schools in a Banana Republic

The transfer of wealth we are experiencing will be felt by a whole generation of children, and affect school performance for years to come.

November 06, 2010

Likely New Head of House Ed Committee No Friend to NCLB

"I'm not looking to tweak No Child Left Behind," Kline said. "As far as I'm concerned, we ought to go in and look at the whole thing."

October 28, 2010

A Declaration of Professional Conscience for Teachers: Now, more than Ever

We will make the welfare of our students our most basic criterion for professional judgment. We have no greater accountability than that we owe our pupils.

October 19, 2010

Building Teacher Accountability from the Ground Up

If systemic change is going to come, it must come from within. It must draw on the capacity of our own teachers to grapple with the challenges they face.

October 18, 2010

Krashen: Easy Money for Schools, No Strings Attached!

If California is interested in the $700 million Race to the Top money there is an easier way.

October 09, 2010

A Manifesto of Errors: Rhee, Klein and the Gang Strike Out

This is a manifestation of monumental misconceptions, that begs to be refuted. Let's take it point by point.

October 01, 2010

Teachers: Must we be Saints or Sinners?

We have arrived at a disturbing concept of what it means to be a "good teacher" in America - especially if you choose to work in schools where the students live in poverty.

September 30, 2010

Oprah: Do You Have the Courage to Listen to Teachers?

Teachers do not see children as future widgets for the economy but as inquisitive, passionate beings with many, many gifts that are not reflected by a test score.

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