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Originally posted on deutsch29:
On December 2, 2013, I posted a piece that focused on the governor-business hybrid nonprofit, Achieve, Inc. The post also included information on one of the “lead writers” of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Sue…
Originally posted on School Finance 101:
Mike Petrilli over at TB Fordham has made his case for why differences in national economic context do little to substantively explain variations in PISA scores. He frames his argument in terms of Occam’s Razor,…
Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, I taught English in the rural South Carolina high school I attended as a student. Many of those years, I taught Advanced Placement courses as part of my…
I read a couple of posts recently which really highlight the critical role teachers have in improving public education for the students and communities that need it most. I have some experience with this – being a teacher in the … Continue reading
It’s the Poverty Stupid – Why we can’t ignore poverty while trying to improve education… especially for those in poverty.
First published in The Urban Times University of Texas physics professor Michael Marder has made a most eloquent case for changing the debate about education reform in the US with a series of images. He has, sometimes literally, connected the dots between socioeconomic factors and … Continue reading