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January 27, 2013

School Choice Week: Are We Leaving Children Behind by Design?

But the marketplace and the drive for profits are proving to be very poor at delivering equitable outcomes for many of our students. Why is this? Perhaps the very design of these school choice systems allows - even promotes - the systematic abandonment of students with lower levels of motivation and parental support.

December 14, 2012

Ann Schulte: Teacher Performance Assessment Isn't the Answer

Guest post by Ann Schulte. The edTPA is spreading across the country like wild fire, and I'm feeling burned out. My experience with standardized performance assessment over the past 10 years has given me multiple opportunities both to learn from it as well as critique it, and to that end, I've enga...

November 27, 2012

Book Review: The Future of Our Schools; Teacher Unions and Social Justice

Today I am taking time to review an insightful new book, authored by Lois Weiner: The Future of Our Schools; Teachers Unions and Social Justice (2012, Haymarket Books.) This work presents a useful guide to teachers who wish to make the most out of one the most powerful tools we have - our unions. ...

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