Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"
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February 27, 2014
Pondiscio: A compliance mentality is far more evident in schools than in business. ... If we really ran schools like businesses you might find much to like about it.
February 25, 2014
Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.
September 19, 2013
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January 17, 2013
I keep pounding away at this issue because I agree with you: It's not enough to criticize without offering alternatives.
November 29, 2012
What we need to start with is a consensus that schools have to raise kids alongside their families; they have to join together on behalf of building a generation of strong citizens.
November 27, 2012
A big part of what is wrong with the current debate about reform is that it is dominated by what I think of as naïve optimists and radical pessimists. The naïve optimists are the ones promoting simplistic solutions like: "fire bad teachers," "lengthen the school day," ...
November 15, 2012
There simply is no way to know when and how the democratic forces will rise up, as they did here in Chi-town, and say, "Enough of that! We've got a different plan."