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October 10, 2013

Social Darwinism Resurrected for the New Gilded Age

The fittest will survive and perhaps have a chance at that ever-shrinking middle class. The rest will flounder, but we have the "ethos of the meritocracy" to rescue us from any pangs of moral conscience.

October 03, 2013

Is Education Reform a Faith-Based Belief System?

It is interesting that Mr. Petrilli uses the word "faith" to describe his belief that schools will somehow rescue the poor from impoverishment.

September 16, 2013

Chicago Teacher: Inhumane Working Conditions are Inhumane Learning Conditions

At my large elementary school on Chicago's southwest side, the mercury on the thermometer soars to a scorching 90 degrees. Sweat drips down the students' little round faces,

September 05, 2013

John Thompson: First Class; Education at DC's Dunbar High School

First Class also tells the tragic story of the elite institution becoming collateral damage due to the ham-handed way that America's schools were desegregated

August 18, 2013

Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit

When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce

August 15, 2013

John Thompson: Can Education Trust Be Trusted by Teachers?

The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.

August 13, 2013

Common Core Tests are Not Good for Children or Other Living Things

People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.

July 25, 2013

Teachers Still Dodging Silver Bullets of Ed Reform

Teachers themselves are not, unfortunately, going to eliminate poverty, even if we get rid of the "bad" ones supposedly responsible for poor test scores.

July 17, 2013

Mr. Gates Goes to College: Has He Learned From His K12 Project?

whether at the K12 level or higher education, schools are facing the same push from Mr. Gates and his allies in business. Schools must serve employers, and must do it more cheaply than ever.

July 12, 2013

Paul Horton's Open Letter to President Obama: Listen to Committed Teachers

Many thousands of us have been fighting this battle for thirty and forty years and we remain relatively poor, isolated from the centers of power where big bucks are easy to acquire.

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