Monthly Archives: September 2012

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The following post was written by teacher John Thompson of Oklahoma City  and Neerav Kingsland, CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. They introduce themselves below. The post was…

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Does 5 More Students Really Matter?

In this time of budget cuts there has been an increase in class sizes in most secondary classrooms. To a person that is not in the classroom it may not seem like that big of a deal. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I have admired Rodin’s statue of “The Thinker” for many years. Yet the statue is not a man of action. Too much thinking, too little action is a recipe…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this monthly* post of cartoons, I have selected images about the impending Common Core curriculum standards in math and English for K-12 students. While many countries have a…

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Historians of technology point out that it took a half-century after the introduction of turbine-generated electric power in the U.S to eventually light streets, power trolleys, create industrial assembly…

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Economics Made Simple

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men … Continue reading

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A Common-sense Approach to Texas Education

While significant polarization characterizes the national political landscape, a movement in Texas is bucking that trend. A broad-based coalition is taking shape, united in its frustration with the unintended consequences of the high-stakes testing system which has come to dominate … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Listen to John Fontana, a journalist who blogs on such high-tech issues as digital identity, privacy and security. iPad rollouts are significant when the school actually does something with…

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I begin teaching a quarter-long seminar in two weeks. I have been teaching youth and adults for nearly forty years. I am turning 78 next month. And I have…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For the fifth consecutive day in Chicago, nearly 30,000 teachers are out on strike. At issue are many of the contractual details that typically complicate collective bargaining—pay, benefits, and…

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