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‘ED NEWS & POLITICS’ Archives

Part 1: Record Breaking Mass Presentation of Home Education Parliamentary Petitions

Fellow home educators at England's Education Otherwise created a record breaking mass presentation of home education parliamentary petitionsin the House of Commons. According to the explanation of this video on YouTube, "Home educators broke all records on 8th December 2009 with a mass presentation by MPs of a parliamentary petition against the [...]

A Dose of John Gatto

Sometimes when I need a boost I pull out one of my old friends' books, open to anywhere, and get rejuvenated and refreshed. Sometimes those books belong to John Gatto, former New York State Teacher of the Year. Yesterday I ran across this video of John on YouTube, and share it here in case you might like or need a little dose of John Gatto, too. [...]

U of MN Hopes to Make Race, Class and Gender Issues Framework of Teacher Education by 2011

U of MN Hopes to Make Race, Class and Gender Issues Framework of Teacher Education by 2011

The University of Minnesota has appointed no less than seven task forces collectively known as the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative for a "rather long-term comprehensive overhaul of our teaching education programs," according to university spokesman Dan Wolter. Well and good, you say? Not if you're looking at the Race, Culture, Class and [...]

Someone, Please Tell Me It’s Not Too Late

OK, Grandma Linda needs to vent. I hope you'll indulge me for a moment. I've got so much to do, I'm researching like a maniac. Now, I can take a bad story, but when I run into bad story after bad story, I slow down. Next thing you know, I can't move because I can't think straight with the brain going a million miles an hour. As a Grandma, the [...]

Homeschooling Myth #4 – “You Need Teacher Training, Dearie”

First, I want to thank everyone for the feedback on previous PATH posts, particularly the one about No Child Left Behind’s impact on government school practices. It’s getting a bit time-consuming to answer everyone well, so I thought an excerpt from my 1994 book, The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child:Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to [...]

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