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August 09, 2010

Overcoming Despair as we Fight for Our Schools

We are in a war of attrition with the business-people who think they know best for our schools. We must stay focused on what our students need.

June 21, 2010

Many Wrong Choices do Not Make Pay for Test Scores any More Right

The more we focus on all these incentives, and the means by which they might be made more "fair," the farther we get from the real interests of our students

June 08, 2010

A Teacher's NEWPrint for School Change

We must build a genuine sense of accountability among teachers by giving them real responsibility for learning in their schools.

May 22, 2010

Today We 12 Speak with Secretary Duncan

We are determined to share not only our concerns and criticisms, but also concrete suggestions for ways that policies might be improved.

April 13, 2010

School Reform: It's about the Students, not the Teachers

"Whatever's good for the teachers better also be good for the children. And if it's not, then it's a problem."

April 09, 2010

Secretary Duncan Wants to Talk. What Shall We Tell Him?

The Secretary of Education wants to hear from us, and a conference call is in the works. What should we say? Who will speak for us? This is our chance to be heard.

March 08, 2010

Diane Ravitch: Organized, We Will Be Heard

"...children are not products; they cannot be educated on an assembly line; they cannot be standardized."

February 06, 2010

Obama calls for Richer Assessments, Teacher Involvement

President Obama is calling for more authentic assessments of student learning, and he appears to be beginning to act on his promise to shift us away from standardized tests.

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