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December 01, 2010

Ken Mortland: Education Reform Facts You Rarely Hear

Is the current claim by critics that America's educational system is in crisis and failing real or a tool to expand critics' control of the reform agenda?

November 29, 2010

Jesse Turner: Welcome to the Great American Public School Awakening!

Is the sole measure of a child that of a test score? Is the ability to compete in the workforce the most important outcome of our public schools?

November 26, 2010

Teachers and Education Policy: Two Voices in Dialogue: Part 5

The only way our ideas and expertise will matter is when we have a great many teachers, parents, and students actively demanding that we be heard.

November 24, 2010

Teachers and Education Policy: Two Voices in Dialogue: Part 3

Having a "seat at the table" can never be an end in itself. These policies are destroying schools, careers, and opportunities for students right now.

November 23, 2010

Secretary Duncan: Here is What Divides Us

We are truly confused by a mismatch between your words and your actions. This makes a real consensus impossible...

November 22, 2010

Teachers and Education Policy: Two Voices in Dialogue: Part 1

The dialogue between the Department of Education and teachers is broken. How did we get here? Can this be mended?

November 08, 2010

Schools in a Banana Republic

The transfer of wealth we are experiencing will be felt by a whole generation of children, and affect school performance for years to come.

October 18, 2010

Krashen: Easy Money for Schools, No Strings Attached!

If California is interested in the $700 million Race to the Top money there is an easier way.

September 30, 2010

Oprah: Do You Have the Courage to Listen to Teachers?

Teachers do not see children as future widgets for the economy but as inquisitive, passionate beings with many, many gifts that are not reflected by a test score.

September 17, 2010

Education Reform Has Jumped the Shark

Ideologically driven projects like this have a way of over reaching, over-promising. And the moment that they reach their apex is the moment they begin to collapse. Updated!

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