Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

What Are We Doing to Our Children? Pressure, Competition, Anxiety, Broken Spirits

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a powerful and very disturbing article about the teenagers who crack under the pressure to succeed. Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.html Read this and…

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After the Devastating Fires in Wine Country, Schools Are Open!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a heartening story about the schools in Wine Country in California, which just suffered through horrifying fires. Educators who lost their own homes were back on the job, to make sure…

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“Parents Aren’t Talking to Teens About Consent, Study Finds”

The Catalysts for Change By Brittney McNamara “There’s a LOT more to cover than sex.When you’re heading off to college, there’s obviously a lot on your mind. What your roommate will be like, how hard your classes will be, where you’ll … Continue reading

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CURMUDGUCATION: A Charter Is a Public School

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. A charter school is a public school If If…

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Whatever Happened to Behavioral Objectives?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Not much. They are still around but often goes by an alias. Introduced in the early 20th century, behavioral objectives are like  wallpaper in a favorite room that is…

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