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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 04/2010

Educating for Democracy: How Children Learn

| Posted 04.05.2010 | New York

A few weeks ago I was at a conference on early childhood education at CCNY titled: "In Defense of Childhood: Play and Active Learning in Urban Schools...

Educating for Democracy: Teachers in Florida Stage "Sick Out" From Testing

| Posted 04.13.2010 | New York

Teachers are sick and tired of being scapegoated for "failing schools."

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch Weighs in at Charter School Hearing

| Posted 04.26.2010 | New York

At an April 22 hearing on charter schools held by NY State Senator Bill Perkins, Diane Ravitch, the noted educator, cited many of the issues that have been raised in the past by critics of the schools.

Educating for Democracy: College, Inc.

| Posted 04.28.2010 | College

The recent controversy over the planned expansion of NYU reminds me that it is time to put on my professor cap and make a few observations about my experiences in higher education.