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Entries by Steve Nelson from 09/2011

Stop and Smell the Roses

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Education

The national delirium over accountability and standardized measures is threatening the full, rich, human development of a generation of children.

We're Asking All the Wrong Questions

| Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The quality of the answers one gets is dependent on the quality of the questions one asks. In education policy and practice, we are almost always asking the wrong questions.

My Grandma's Going to Beat You Up!

| Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

Evidence supporting the so-called epidemic of bullying is scarce. As with many other social and medical phenomena, it is unclear whether the behavior has increased or the reporting of the behavior has increased.

The Land of Opportunity -- An American Fairytale

| Posted 09.29.2011 | Education

There are many things American schools need. More early academic emphasis is not one of them. In fact, early academic emphasis is one of the root causes of the intractable achievement "problems" in public schools.