Monthly Archives: January 2013

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in 1996 that the high-flying stock market was an instance of “irrational exuberance.” Nearly two decades later, were he so inclined  to…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For millennia, teachers and students have loved and hated one another. The excitement of kindergartners eager to tell their teacher what happened at home last night and the teenager…

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Pupils are working on their own. The second and third grade reading class of 63 pupils … is using a learning center and two adjoining rooms. Two teachers and …

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So much of the public admiration for Big Data and algorithms avoids answering basic questions: Why are some facts counted and others ignored? Who decides what factors get included in…

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The Class of 2015 is the Frog!

We have all heard the analogy about boiling a frog.  If you put a frog in a pan of boiling water then he will jump out. If you put a frog in a pan of cool water and turn up … Continue reading

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New Teacher Bill of Rights-2013

Periodically someone will send around an email or Facebook post with the “Teacher Rules” from 1872 or 1915. We all have a good chuckle and move on with our lives. It has been almost 100 years since there has been … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
 Jeff Henig is a professor of political science and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. This post appeared July 27, 2011 on Rick Hess’s blog in Education Week. There…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The crusade among reformers for data-driven decision-making in classrooms, schools, and districts didn’t just begin in the past decade. Its roots go back to Frederick Winslow Taylor‘s “scientific management”…

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History is more or less bunk. It is tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that’s worth a tinker’s dam is the history we…

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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss From the end of the Lorax

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