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Entries by John Merrow from 02/2012

What Do Teachers Do?

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

I am still searching for the one right word to describe teachers today. Reviewing the candidates: competitors, policemen, social workers, surrogate parents, counselors, health care providers, nutritionists and ringmasters.

A Simple Innovation: Spend the Money Wisely

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

Why is the notion of trying to give poor kids the opportunities that rich kids take for granted anti-American?

Going for the Gold

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

Who have been the primary beneficiaries of "school reform?" Duh, the for-profit companies! While consultants and think tanks have done OK, the real money has been in testing and textbooks and technology and construction.