I believe parents have absolute justification to take control over their children's schooling. Which means empowering parents to make bold decisions, beginning with exercising their right to pull their kids out of destructive and unnecessary standardized testing
Students don't derive their identity as productive citizens and valued members of a community from clever inducements, policy levers that alter their educational settings and teachers.
The line on social-media political action is that free and earned media are more open and democratic. But what if it's easy to buy support, or lure people into signing on with causes they don't believe in?
Are the four turnaround models simply leaky levees against the ravages of poverty?
Lately, I've been wondering about why there are more men running Ed Opinion World--and what impact that has on Stupid Policy Tricks.
Cost to host an amazing demonstration on the White House's back yard: $5 million, give or take. Experience of meeting 5000 people as passionate as I am about real education reform: Priceless.
It's about trust, team-building and professional decision-making. Laissez les bon temps roulez--and pass the cheese curds.
On Saturday, I will carry Mr. Ruelas' picture in my pocket, a little island of memory, a gentle dissent from the surveyed lines, in a world that values standardization over humanity.
Selling point for RENEW charters: students are compelled to walk through the halls in straight, silent lines, "like a conveyor belt."
In the end, it's all about crayons...