Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.
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May 20, 2014
May 15, 2014
Meier: It's too easy to ignore families who fundamentally disagree with us without seeing the damage it causes.
May 13, 2014
Klonsky: While you and I share a healthy suspicion of government programs and share a strong opposition to NCLB and Race To The Top, I'm not against government.
May 06, 2014
Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?
April 10, 2014
Meier: The standards are a curriculum and imply a pedagogy, too.
April 08, 2014
Pondiscio: It is easy to be overwhelmed and defeated as a teacher by all we cannot do and all that conspires to thwart our best efforts. I choose to focus on the possible.
April 03, 2014
Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.
March 18, 2014
Pondiscio: Having standards to which all publicly funded schools are held accountable doesn't strike me as an undue burden.
March 11, 2014
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?"
February 13, 2014
Pondiscio: I would argue that the most important thing for educators to get right is school tone and culture.