October 2012 Archives

Good teaching is not just about conveying the material well, but about helping students make that connection to something they think they can be good at, something they really want to work hard at, something they want to put the time into.


Marc Tucker argues that there is no evidence that charters, competition, and school choice will produce major improvements in student performance at the scale of a state, province or nation.


Ray Marshall, Secretary of Labor in the Carter administration is a distinguished labor economist - and personal friend - who long ago decided that education is perhaps the most important key to broadly shared prosperity in modern industrial economies.  So he has spent a lot of his time over the last three decades working to understand what policies make for effective national education systems.  More recently, he has turned his attention to national immigration policy.  Some might see this as switching fields, but not Ray.  As far as he is concerned, if the aim is broadly shared national ...


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