The Republican party's educational platform prioritizes school choice and the programs that facilitate it, while the Democratic party has rejected the idea of vouchers and similar systems. Party identification, however, does not seem to drive attitudes about this issue among the public.
Every morning, we are out of time. Out of patience. Out of motivational ideas worthy of the pages of glossy parenting magazines. I don't have a bike to throw, but I'd toss my cup of coffee at something if I didn't need it so much.
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals,
Morgan Hill California,
School officials banned the wearing of the American-flag clothing on only one day of the school year. What day was that? Cinco de Mayo -- a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. School officials did not ban American-flag clothing on any other school day -- just one.
By allowing the pursuit of money to guide our educational practices, we have miseducated everyone. But there is an alternative. Some of the most intractable problems in schools could be solved if we replaced money with a different goal, one that would be good for all children, both now and in their futures -- the goal of well-being.
This is not to say that I haven't heard this sentiment expressed many times in my 17 years as a teacher. But whenever I hear a teacher express this idea, I push back immediately, and I push back hard, for three reasons.
There are many resources for student loan borrowers trying to figure out repayment, and some go to financial planners for advice on how to manage their student loan debt as a part of a broader financial strategy that will carry them into retirement.
It's important to understand what good school management -- or leadership -- looks like, because it looks different to different people.
For technology within the classroom to be effective, there must be noticeable benefits resulting from it and concerted studies are required to quantify the effects of technology on education.
Money Saving Tips,
Money troubles can be hard to discuss. The secret many don't seem to know is they are not as alone as they feel. Here are some questions people ask me -- and the ones I ask them in response.
In its most basic form, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works - but it's definitely not that simple. In order to know how to earn, manage, invest, and save money as an adult, you must first learn the basics when you're young.
KIPP Charter Schools,
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Some research suggests that charter schools perform no better than existing public schools. And even if we wanted to, it would be nearly impossible to take the charter movement to scale. So why are the billionaire "disruptors" of the hedge-fund world so hell-bent on establishing charter schools? Money and influence may help to explain it.
When my children were much younger, I loved playing "Where's Waldo" with them, trying to find the character in the distinctive hat amidst a confusing mass of other figures. They have grown, and now I play "Where's ESEA?"
This summer will mark the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But it also marks the start of an ambitious effort to break up New Orleans' long-beleaguered public school system and replace it with a market-based system in which charter schools compete for customers, in this case students and parents, and for top test scores.
With Congress preparing to reauthorize the laws that govern higher education across the nation, it is essential that federal regulation adjust with the times.
Higher education must educate young people for jobs that do not yet exist, to solve problems that have yet to be identified. Upon graduation, they must be fully capable of adapting to change and reinventing themselves throughout their professional careers.
Along with baseball and romance, spring means it's time for parents and students to get serious about college search. College is a big investment and the financial and personal payoff to making the right choice is huge.
My parents had always been less than stellar when it came to boundaries. With the divorce, however, the closeness has become too close. Some things are better left unsaid. Some secrets are better left hidden. The hardest thing about being an adult is the realization that, really, all adults feel like children.
We live in a society that sorts out and channels Black and Latino youth into poorly performing schools where they must pass through metal detectors on a daily basis, into dead-end low paying jobs where and when jobs are actually available, and too often, into prison.
As a teacher, I can't do my job effectively if my students' critical mental health needs are not met. The 2008 National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence shows that children are more likely than adults to be exposed to violence and crime. How can we possibly expect youth who are facing debilitating trauma to catch up with their healthier peers without adequate care?
ABC Of Gender Equality In Education,
Around The World In 30 Days,
C. M. Rubin,
Creative Oklahoma World Forum,
Sir Ken Robinson,
Teachers College Columbia University,
The Global Search For Education,
Global Competence Certificate,
Your Ideas Matter,
C. M. Rubin's global education report In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence report from PISA was yet another wake up call to the status of gender...