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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 01/2011

Educating for Democracy: Linda Darling-Hammond and the 'Opportunity Gap'

| Posted 01.05.2011 | Education

It is surprising to me that Linda Darling-Hammond, admired by educational progressives, has accepted the "national standards" movement as a way to deal with the education "opportunity gap."

Educating for Democracy: A Call for Teachers to Save Education

| Posted 01.11.2011 | Education

Teachers should be heard from as well but in ways in which they can no longer be ignored.

Educating for Democracy: Looking for Education 'Reform'? Follow the Money

| Posted 01.19.2011 | Education

Joanne Barkan demonstrates how most of the "reforms" advanced by these groups have proven to be ineffective, if not harmful, to public education.

Educating for Democracy: A Tale of Two 'Classes'

| Posted 01.25.2011 | Education

In my opinion it is unsound pedagogically to use this teaching model for younger learners from economically stressed neighborhoods.