February 2013 Archives

Editor's note: Deborah Meier will return to the blog tomorrow, March 1, with her response to Eric Hanushek. See you tomorrow!...


Our achievement goals should be a national decision, not an individual state decision.


Bridging Differences will return Tuesday, Feb. 26, with the first post from Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution. Deborah Meier will reply later in the week....


Deborah Meier is unavailable this week, but stay tuned. Deborah's newest blogging partner—Hoover Institution Senior Scholar Eric A. Hanushek—debuts soon, perhaps later this week....


We can forgive our inconsistencies and imperfections, provisionally make our peace with the fact that our actions sometimes fall short. But we shouldn't shrug and claim that this is perfectly OK.


I became a principal by default, and I was, indeed, intimidating to some of the staff, and that annoyed me no end.


Does that mean that a school should refuse to participate in district-sponsored awards? I don't know. Maybe that dilemma offers a teachable moment.


Should the staff nominate one of its members annually for "best teacher" awards the Boston public schools give out? Should we nominate a student for similar recognition?


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