Early results are less than encouraging. The experience may teach us some important lessons about how people learn - if we are willing to pay attention.
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October 19, 2013
October 09, 2013
more and more teachers are being identified with PTSD symptoms due to the "perception of an increasingly hostile work environment."
September 04, 2013
Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going?
If Education Nation is to deliver on its promise of a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue, it should feature both sides of the debate raging over the central issues in education
August 30, 2013
This is the first time I have seen legislators calling attention to the blatant conflict of interest inherent in "think tanks" posing as neutral experts on issues like Common Core,
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
July 26, 2013
there is a new domestic cold war that pits public and private education against each other and seeks to turn human beings into computers
July 22, 2013
what if TFA distanced itself from those who are destroying teacher unions, undermining due process, and redefining teacher quality as the ability to raise test scores?
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.
June 29, 2013
The Nine Most Terrifying Words in the English Language: "I'm From Big Business, and I'm Here to Help"
We need to understand the reasons business interests are realigning our schools, and work to preserve the core mission of our public education system.
May 23, 2013
Bill Gates suggested that in time teachers and voters would come along to see the benefits of the experiments the billionaire reformers want to do in our schools. That was four years ago - and the experiments have run their course. A research paper by Elaine Weiss and Don Wong took a close look at the results in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, exactly the three cities touted by Gates as the petri dishes for his market-driven experiments.