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Entries by Steve Nelson from 03/2012

Why Would Any Sane Person Want to Teach?

| Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

The latest skirmish in the education wars came as the New York Times published performance rankings for New York City public school teachers. Teachers don't need metrics-driven scolding. They need small classes, professional development and moral support.

Why Johnny Can't Read: Redux

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

When it comes to school, especially reading, we have designed an entire educational system around the unsupportable and harmful assumption that all children will read at the same time.