Randi Weingarten is the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). I talk to Randi about what we can learn from successful education models abroad, the increasing importance of teachers having robust global and cultural competence, and how the US can do a better job supporting its teachers.
Hopefully this series of mini book reviews, will help to contribute to bridging the gap and finding more common ground.
The relative exclusion of African Americans and Native Americans in the colonial curriculum of so many schools in the U.S., even in its mild liberal form, has strange effects.
No child should have to leave her neighborhood just to find a decent school. People don't want choice; they want good schools. So in my perfect world, every child is able to attend a great school in his own neighborhood, with his neighbors, where his family lives.
Teaching philosophy entails making students aware of what they may overlook -- the emotional advantages and disadvantages of holding a particular viewpoint. This is important because students may not even realize that the emotions can exercise a powerful influence upon thinking.
Ifi charter schools are only as good as their teachers and leaders why not try to make the district more efficient so that you can have publicly governed schools and a publicly governed system responding to the needs of Newark kids and the concerns of the community?
Congress is back in session and one of the first orders of business is the reauthorization of ESEA. Up for debate will be how to bring two conflicting visions for education into one bill that can pass congressional muster and be signed into law.
If children are being taught about climate from Florida's fifth grade science textbook from publisher Scott Foresman, then those children are learning from a text so riddled with glaring and obvious errors that it's hard to know how such a book could see the light of day.
National attention on issues facing boys and men of color has been elevated in the wake of My Brother's Keeper, President Obama's initiative to improve life outcomes for boys and men of color in the United States.
In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.
The use of technology has expanded the scope and effectiveness of homeschooling by leaps and bounds. Parents and students can now create their own, fully customizable lesson plans with just a few clicks.
DeBoer offers a messy but powerful indictment of the "corporatization" of higher education, bemoaning administrative bloat, glamorous facilities, glossy promotion, political correctness and much more.
Many Charter schools serve underprivileged students and minorities, and students with developmental and behavioral disabilities. Research shows students who receive proper direction and feel connected to their community are more likely to graduate.
Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...
Student ownership of emotions is the goal, but often children become frustrated because they cannot explain their feelings. Making emotional vocabulary available in the classroom helps.
While David insists he's not a hero, the grateful parents of 450 Richmond College Prep students would disagree.