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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 02/2011

Educating for Democracy: Educational Colonialism

| Posted 02.04.2011 | Education

In order to have trust in the judgment of leaders in any system, they must establish some credibility in the face of facts.

Educating for Democracy: The Graduation 'Numbers Game'

| Posted 02.10.2011 | Education

Of course, if the "school reform" mania reaches higher education, then the next step in the destruction of public education will be to tie funding to college graduation rates.

Educating for Democracy: On Wisconsin!

| Posted 02.22.2011 | Education

If "fiscal responsibility" means fewer teachers, larger classes, less resources and narrowing the curriculum, then I wonder what "fiscal irresponsibility" could be.

Educating for Democracy: Eliminating the Deficit, A Modest Proposal

| Posted 02.23.2011 | Education

I would like to offer my own modest proposal to not just balance the budget but eliminate the deficit, not in ten years, or even five years, but in two at the most.

Educating for Democracy: A House Divided Against Itself

| Posted 02.28.2011 | Education

If we compare the history of the labor movement in other industrialized countries with our own, one salient fact stands out in explaining the United States' "exceptionalism."