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Campbell Brown Has Blocked Me on Twitter

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

By blocking me, Brown is trying to prevent me from even viewing her Twitter page. However, in such a situation, all one must do is sign out of one's own Twitter account to view any page from which one is blocked.

Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris Attack Anyone Who Disagrees

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Recently, a prominent American citizen released a video urging the next president of the United States to spend one day teaching in a high-poverty sch...

Carol Burris Calls Out Common Core; Duncan-Friendly EdPost Indignant

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The American public approves of locally-run education, not this Duncan-as-overlord, faux-state-led substitute -- ever peering over its shoulder due to NCLB-waiver-yank fear.

The Gates Purchase of a 'Success' Narrative

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media. This is no surprise to me. What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind closed doors.

No Moratorium, No Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Rightly or wrongly, and long ago, many states passed laws requiring that students pass minimum competency tests in order to graduate. It was not anticipated, however, that unelected corporate reformers would pressure states into turning those high-stakes exams into college readiness tests.

Letter to Arne Duncan

Kevin Welner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

While high-quality, thoughtful evaluation undoubtedly carries the potential to improve schooling, misguided evaluation approaches have a corresponding potential to harm our schools.