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No Child Left Behind
Basic Ideas of Education...I mean democracy
Once upon a time before NCLB, I actually taught government. Then I was told I didn't. Just that simple(in a related twist Turner was told he did). The details of why are sealed among the corners of my mind but I was reassigned and not because of anything I did. It was a result of NCLB language. As a younger teacher it takes time to build a ...
November 17, 2011
Diane Ravitch on the Daily Show
Twice in the same week, John Stewart and the Daily Show address education issues. This time by interviewing Diane Ravitch. Nothing new from her in this interview, but it's great to see her arguments reaching a wider audience outside of the education world. It is also great to see a national television show cover this side of education. It's ...
March 4, 2011
What's My Average?
In the debate over current school budgets the ''average class size'' statistic has become increasingly significant. The statistic is misused and covers some disturbing trends that directly affect the quality of what I am able to do. Admittedly most concrete data and studies indicating benefits of smaller class sizes exists at the lower grade ...
January 21, 2011
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