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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 03/2011

Educating for Democracy: Turning 'Good' Teachers Into 'Bad Teachers'

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Education

I'd like to suggest the "message" that is being conveyed to teachers around the country through so-called "educational reform."

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch and Mr. Tilson's 'Status Quo'

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Education

There are few critics of education that are more clearly defenders of the status quo than private educational reformers like Whitney Tilson.

Educating for Democracy: How to Educate, not Just Test

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Education

I would like to present several examples in which good teaching and, more important, good learning can take place without emphasizing testing.

Educating for Democracy: Japan and Teaching for the Future

| Posted 03.23.2011 | Education

Future generations of young learners must be educated not just for the present, but the inevitabilities of that future.

Educating for Democracy: The 'War on the Poor'

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Education

Over 45 years after the "War on Poverty", we are faced with a "For the Few Deal" -- what I would call a full-fledged "War on the Poor."