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National Curriculum Coming to a School Near You!

National Curriculum Coming to a School Near You!

But don’t look for anything spoken of as “national curriculum.” Instead, it shall be called “common core” to “sidestep the federalism debate,” according to a 3.10.10 Washington Post article by Nick Anderson called “Governors, State School Superintendents to Propose Common Academic Standards.” Yes, we wouldn’t want a debate [...]

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 [...]

Freedom of Information Request Reveals Teacher Abuses

Freedom of Information Request Reveals Teacher Abuses

What happens when Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor, Michelle A. Rhee, tells a business magazine that “an unspecified number of teachers laid off during October budget reductions ‘had hit children’ and the Washington Post follows up with a Freedom of Information Act request for some information local police obtained from Hawk One, the [...]

If It Snows a Lot, Do Children’s Brains Still Work?

If It Snows a Lot, Do Children’s Brains Still Work?

The Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" contains a post regarding (what I fondly remember as) those beloved snows days that close schools. It begins thusly: Kids need work to do at home I’m not likely to make any friends among kids with this, but teachers should give their students work to do while schools are closed because of   the snow. [...]

Washington Post List of Best Education Blogs for 2010

Washington Post List of Best Education Blogs for 2010

I’ve often found that some of what become the most important personal insights into the state of schooling come from reading what is going on “on the other side.” So I was very happy to run into this list of “Best Education Blogs for 2010,” even if I might have called the list “Best Schooling Blogs for 2010.” Noting tongue in [...]

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