It is interesting that Mr. Petrilli uses the word "faith" to describe his belief that schools will somehow rescue the poor from impoverishment.
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October 03, 2013
September 16, 2013
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
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
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
The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.
August 13, 2013
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 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
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
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.
July 06, 2013
A new study sheds startling light on a strong connection between high school exit exams and rates of incarceration.