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Entries by Joel Shatzky from 07/2012

Educating for Democracy: Tenure Isn't the Problem, Poverty Is

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

Without the minimal protection of tenure, the teaching profession will become even more unattractive to the very cohort of bright, young students that are so desperately needed in the future to educate our children.

Educating for Democracy: Is There a Virtue in Virtual Education?

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A report on the effectiveness of a "virtual school" company, K12, Inc., was released recently. It provides a serious warning to educational "innovators" who are moving in the direction of relying on technology as a substitute for teachers.