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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 12/2011

Educating for Democracy: Mayor Bloomberg's Market Solutions

| Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

A recent speech by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reveals how far from "getting it" public officials are in understanding what education is all about.

Educating for Democracy: For Good Education, Bring on the Marines!

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

As long as this nation will not seriously address the root causes of racism: ignorance, fear, and economic insecurity, the problems of the "learning gap" will persist

Educating for Democracy: Thoughts at the End of the Year

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

I believe that the future emphasis in any effective school reform movement should be to improve the living conditions of the low-achieving students in order to give them the opportunity to become high-achievers.