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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 07/2010

Educating for Democracy: Is Anybody Listening?

| Posted 07.07.2010 | Politics

I am seriously wondering if the attitude of the press and those politicians who are most enthusiastic in promoting "accountability" realize the inferior education of students whose education emphasizes "test prep."

Educating for Democracy: A Split in the Teachers Unions

| Posted 07.19.2010 | New York

At its representative Assembly meeting in New Orleans on July 3, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel was critical of the Obama administration's use of st...

Educating for Democracy: A Dangerous Proposal

| Posted 07.28.2010 | Politics

A number of recent news items on education should demonstrate to educators how little attention the political establishment has paid to the legitimate concerns of teachers.