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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 01/2012

Educating for Democracy: All About Jobs

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

There is no evidence that No Child Left Behind, with its reliance on standardized tests and the incalculable damage it has done to the teaching profession, has made math more accessible to our students in the decade since its inception.

Educating for Democracy: Big Brother Is Watching in Arizona

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

If The Tempest is banned from the classroom as being "too controversial," I wonder when the Bill of Rights will be banned as well.

Educating for Democracy: Dumbing Down the English Regents

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

While Mayor Bloomberg is pressuring administrators to pressure teachers to "get the graduation numbers up," the level of learning necessary for a student to pass the English Regents has gone way down.