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Entries by John Thompson from 08/2012

The Win-Lose-Win School of Reform

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

By now, social science shows how and why the win-lose approach of test-driven "reform" has failed. Now, we must document the costs of these political wins for corporate "reformers."

One Cheer for Common Core

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

I'm rooting for Common Core. Anything would be better than the humiliation of today's bubble-in testing.

Schools Should Not Predetermine the Right Number of Suspensions

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

While I support efforts to reduce suspensions through aligned socio-emotional supports, I understand why Marc Epstein is suspicious of "discipline codes oriented more toward 'therapeutic responses' rather than the traditional suspension."