The Vergara decision feeds into our societal obsession with test scores, and propels us towards schools with even less stability, and higher turnover.
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June 14, 2014
May 16, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education arrives, a report has been released by the Journey 4 Justice Alliance, a coalition of community, youth and parent-led organizations, which declares corporate education reform a civil rights fraud.
April 14, 2014
Nothing could be clearer, given the mountains of evidence cited here and that can be accessed very easily, that a strong school library program staffed with certified librarians has a very positive effective on learning within underserved communities.
March 10, 2014
The farther into this experiment we get, the more devastating this latest sorting mechanism appears to be. Every time you stamp "college ready" on a student who has cleared the bar, the students that did not make it past that hurdle are stamped "unworthy."
March 04, 2014
John Kuhn, alongside Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, spoke against threats to public education.
February 24, 2014
It is not just in urban schools where reformers have tried to combat the stress of poverty by dumping the stress of high-stakes testing on teens. It is not just in the inner city that the values necessary for living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life have been subordinated to a competition
February 06, 2014
This year, Meredith has offered a fresh call to conscience, through his Educational Bill of Rights for America's Children. But this icon of the civil rights movement is charting a very different path from that of the corporate-led "education reform."
December 30, 2013
I think there could be a hidden, perhaps even subconscious agenda with the Common Core. We use the Common Core to create an artificial and arbitrary set of barriers to employment, and declare that anyone who is unable to surmount those barriers is too lazy or stupid to succeed in the modern competitive world.
December 01, 2013
Preparation for college and career has begun to feel more and more like "preparation to make yourself useful to future corporate employers."
November 15, 2013
If you were to think of the key things that you would want to do to support learning at high poverty schools, what would be on your list?