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...


Sign message for the Save Our Schools March: More Cowbell! Less Arne Duncan!


Thirty-six years in the classroom. When did my voice and my experience become a liability? Why does the world believe Bill Gates and not me?


The Save Our Schools movement and its guiding principles represent the real Education Nation--a loosely organized grassroots coalition, fighting for control over what we care most about: our very real children and their prospects for living a good life in America.


Why David Greene is marching at the Save Our Schools March on July 30, in Washington, D.C..


What does it mean to a fifth grader when a two-minute movie trailer suggests that your school (not to put too fine a point on it) now sucks, compared to the rest of the world--and the reason is your lousy teachers?


The purpose of public education is no longer about finding joy and meaning in learning. It's basic job training--and for the new lucky generation, obtaining the right credentials.


Why hasn't board certification for teachers become the norm, as it has for accountants and pediatricians?


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