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Carly Fiorina for Secretary of Education

Stanley Fish | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

Carly Fiorina recognizes the danger that a technology-dominated classroom -- a classroom focused on programmable skills rather than on messy and ever-changing ideas -- will become the location of job training rather than intellectual exploration. Education's great task, she said at a recent New Hampshire education summit, is not to prepare people for jobs, but to "fill children's souls," to make of them the kinds of citizens who can contribute to a participatory democracy. And that task, she insisted, requires exposure to music, literature, art and philosophy -- the very subjects that are currently falling by the wayside in the rush to elevate the STEM subjects to the be all and end all. From where I sit, this is just common sense, but it is not the common sense coming from the Obama administration (or the Bush administration before it).

MSNBC Airs Softball Interview With Anti-Union Activist Campbell Brown

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

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John Kasich Wants To Get Rid Of Teachers' Lounges

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

 Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said that if he had his way, there would be no more teachers' lounges in schools across the country. "I...

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 5: What's Wrong With Standardized Testing?

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

No other advanced nation in the world evaluates its teachers on test scores or subjects it children to relentless testing and calls it "education"! Why, then, does America? The answer is simple -- there's money in it!

Campbell Brown Launches Education News Site With An Agenda

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media

Former CNN and NBC News anchor Campbell Brown officially launched an online education news site on Monday as a way to "challenge the status quo" in Am...

Flip Flopping the Core: Live by the Sword...

Peter Greene | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

So CPAC happened, at which various GOP future candidates try to see if they can win a little conservative love. And that means that Common Core had to be trotted out for ceremonial abuse, like a disgraced former party officer in Communist China.

Singularly Bad Idea: Wall Street Taking Over Public Education

Mike Lux | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Will we have charter school-backed securities that these hedge funds can speculate in and manipulate the price of? Charter school bubbles that will blow up in our faces? If charter schools don't make quite as much money as the hedge funds think they will, will there be a massive disinvestment in schools?

The True Story of Public Education in America

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Instead of starving our schools of critical funding and pushing market-based, test-driven policies that ultimately fail our kids, we should be relying on evidence and input from those closest to the classroom to find solutions that work.

Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

When so called "reformers" like Campbell Brown try to make the case that tenure extends teachers an unfair guarantee of employment unlike other public servants, she is more than stretching the truth.

A Teacher's Plea to President Obama

John Thompson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
John Thompson

I became a teacher after Supply Side economics and the Reagan era banking collapse devastated our neighborhood. Three hundred houses were abandoned an...

How Campbell Brown's Education Reform Group Will Anger Republicans

John A. Tures | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

While pro-Republican partisans seem to be exiting the fight, former members of the media, and key Democratic strategists connecting to Clinton and Obama, are leading the fight.

Campbell Brown's Education Reform Isn't Good for Children

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Perhaps Brown would be interested in knowing that charter schools, non-union schools and schools without tenure protections actually don't outperform their counterparts.

Why We're Still Talking About Campbell Brown

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

As Albert Camus wrote, "Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." Whatever Ms. Brown's intentions are, they lack an understanding of both the current landscape of teaching in high-needs schools and of educational research. It's time to get some facts straight.

Joy Resmovits

One Of The Most Polarizing Figures In Education Is Leaving Her Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: Michelle Rhee confirmed The Huffington Post's Tuesday report about her departure from StudentsFirst in a blog post on the group's website, as ...

Rebecca Klein

Americans Are Split On Teacher Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

From New York to California, teacher tenure has been under attack across the nation this summer. In June, a judge in California struck down the sta...

Limousine Liberal David Boies Wants to Fix Our Schools

John Thompson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Education
John Thompson

They used to be called "Limousine Liberals." Now, dilettantes like David Boies are known as corporate reformers. Boies has become the kinder, gentler...

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

'The View' Hosts Apparently Want To Abolish Teacher Tenure

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Hosts of "The View" caused a stir in the education world this week after sounding off on teacher tenure on Monday's show. As shown in the clip belo...

Ryan Grim

Former Obama Aides Battling Liberals In Teacher Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every day throughout the summer of 2006, seemingly without end, things just kept getting worse for Washington Republicans. Iraq was spir...

Teacher Tenure: Taking It to the Courts

Jessica Levinson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Jessica Levinson

The question of how and whether public school teachers should be able to obtain job security, or phrased another way, how easy it should be to fire them, is not new.

The Misleading Argument That Blames Teacher Tenure

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

In short, if you're a tenured teacher, you are an impediment to Excellence. The only way you can help children is by getting rid of your tenure, standing up straight and walking to Arne Duncan in Washington DC and saying, "Please sir, I want to be fired for any reason."

Former California Senator Gloria Romero and Her Unattractive Parent Trigger Law

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Romero might proudly claim California's parent trigger law as her own, but the idea did not originate with her. Moreover, four years after passage of California's parent trigger law, Romero has next to nothing to show for her "accomplishment."

Playground Rules for the Public Square

Ben Austin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Ben Austin

Anyone who calls themselves a leader in the debate about the future of American public education should adhere to one simple rule: don't say anything in the public square you wouldn't be able to say on an elementary school playground.

Everyone's a Winner! The Kids vs. Bad Teachers Lawsuit Hits the Road

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Well that certainly didn't take long. Just two weeks after California's kids celebrated their victory vs. bad teachers, the kids vs. tenure lawsuits are hitting the road.

Campbell Brown's Ridiculous Attack on Teacher Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Dave Johnson

Today's ridiculous attack on teacher unions is one that accuses them of supporting sexual predators in schools. Let's see if we can figure out what's behind it.