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The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak

The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak

The Twilight Zone of Education Doublespeak By Linda Dobson Through conversations with friends, I know I'm not alone in feeling as if the world has turned into "The Twilight Zone" where nothing seems "right," whether it be politics, education, natural disasters, war, inflation, unemployment...well, you get the idea. Nothing, [...]

Proof Is in the Failure for Education Historian Diane Ravitch

Proof Is in the Failure for Education Historian Diane Ravitch

Anyone who has dived into American education beyond surface level has run into prolific author, mother, and New York University professor Diane Ravitch. "Anyone" also includes Republicans and Democrats, as during 40 years in the education biz Ms. Ravitch has served as an assistant education secretary under President (George H. W.) Bush, was a [...]

National Education Assoc. Protecting Jobs, Not Kids

National Education Assoc. Protecting Jobs, Not Kids

You might think this headline comes from a homeschooling advocate; in this case, you’d be wrong. These words belong to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, taken from a speech he gave to the National Education Association last summer: “When an ineffective teacher gets a chance to improve and doesn’t – and when the tenure system keeps [...]