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August 11, 2017

Farewell (and Cheerio) From the K-12 Contrarian

It's been three years and 111 posts. It's time to say goodbye to the K-12 Contrarian.

July 24, 2015

Going on Vacation, in a Contrary Mood

I'm going on vacation—but, first, a little rumination on what I hope will happen while I'm gone.

April 30, 2015

Can School Reform Save Baltimore?

School reformers, especially the ones pushing "no excuses" approaches to school change, have made at least an implicit promise that their approach to fixing schools will work. Baltimore seems to be telling us something else.

February 19, 2015

Oklahoma Is Not OK

Out in Oklahoma, a state representative wants to repeal and replace AP US history. Here we go again.

January 07, 2015

Overhauling No Child Left Behind: Careful What You Wish For

There is a new sheriff in town in DC: the Republicans have control of both houses of Congress and are promising to scrap the much-hated No Child Left Behind law. This might not be the good idea you think it is.

December 06, 2014

Achieving Our Country: Help Wanted

If you're already working hard to get your students to ask the right questions, keep it up; if not, it's time to get started.



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