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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.

December 02, 2014

Segregating Brains: Do Boys and Girls Learn Differently?

Education is full of zombie ideas—those bad ideas that just won't die. Don't look now, but here's another one coming back down the pike: segregating classrooms by sex.

November 24, 2014

Will Common Core Kill Creative Teaching?

You've probably heard the argument that common core will kill creativity—if it doesn't kill everything else first. But is it possible that standards could actually make creative teaching more likely? Can we imagine a world where standards actually make creative teaching possible by validating the work that has to be done to give it life?

November 18, 2014

Calling All Contrarians: The Time for Questions Is Now

Everybody seems to assume that they know both what needs to be done to fix schools and that schools need to be fixed in the first place. In times like these it's important to start challenging weak ideas by asking the hard questions--not just about what schools do, but about what they can do. It's time, in other words, for a few more of us to get in touch with our inner contrarian. Let's get started.

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