Daily Archives: February 16, 2018

Mark Naison: A Suicide Path for Children

Mark Naison writes: Suicide Path The way I see it this country is on a suicide path. First of all, the people shaping education policy in this country, during the last twenty years, have done everything possible to create more … Continue reading

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Peter Goodman: Does New York City Need an “Innovator” or a “Collaborator” to Lead Its Schools?

Peter Goodman describes a “debate” of sorts in New York City, whose mayor is searching for a new chancellor to replace Carmen Farina. Does New York City need a disruptor, like Joel Klein and Michelle Rhee, or a collaborator, following … Continue reading

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Plans Are in the Works for A National Day of Action to Protect Students Against Gun Violence

Late on February 14,at the end of that terrible day, I posted David Berliner’s call for A National Day of Action to Protect Students Against Gun Violence. Over 70,000 readers responded. Plans are in the works. The day is likely … Continue reading

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Tamar Manessah: Save Chicago’s Schools—from Rahm Emanuel and Charter Schools

Community activist Tamar Manessah wrote an eloquent plea in the New York Times to save public schools in Chicago—from Rahm Emanuel and the charter industry. She writes: ”On Feb. 28, the Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on … Continue reading

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School Ratings Not Only Tell You Little about Schools, They Contribute to Economic Segregation

Jack Schneider, a professor and education historian at the College of the Holy Cross and director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment, points out that the school district in Boston, Massachusetts encourages parents to choose from … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Technology Then and Now

Nearly two decades ago–1998-1999–my research on schools in Silicon Valley was published as Oversold and Underused: Computers in Classrooms. Next month, The Flight of a Butterfly or Path of a Bullet, another book about 41 exemplary Silicon Valley teachers who … Continue reading

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When Will It Happen Here?

If we don’t enact sensible gun control, it is not a question of can school shootings happen here. It is a question of when. via When Will It Happen Here? — gadflyonthewallblog

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