California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu ruled in Vergara v. California that the solution to the long-standing, complex challenge of ensuring all children, particularly underserved children, have access to high-quality public education is to strip teachers of their rights. Period. End of story.
"While there is rich cultural diversity in Asian countries, it is not as pronounced or complex as in many Western systems such as the USA and the UK....
Exposés about corruption, self-interest and corporate and philanthropic influence on public education policy are not enough. Pointing out the absence of evidence to support current policies is not enough. We need to reclaim the initiative as advocates for alternate strategies for improvement.
In the name of indebted students, Governor Cuomo's plan to fund college credit bearing education programs in 10 New York State prisons was ditched within a month of his celebratory announcement. Now we're all left with nothing.
Inadequately educated citizens see the world in black and white, settle for sound bites rather than discourse, fail to distinguish information from disinformation, and succumb to manipulation by clever attack ads and faux news.
"Learning both art and science - both coding and designing - is needed. You need to position yourself so that when the world changes, you're ready f...
You would think "Let's pay teachers more" would be a fairly straightforward proposal. We could raise state taxes or even use some of that free federal money that DC makes appear out of nowhere.
Students Matter proclaimed early and often that one of the chief goals of Vergara was to position PR firm Griffin Schein, since reborn as We Are Rally, as a leader in the Students Mattering space. So pretty much just like Brown vs. Board of Education if Brown was actually a PR campaign bankrolled by a single wealthy individual.
It does not take a political genius to know that for the foreseeable future, American education is not going to be rescued by a grand influx...
Considering a perspective for educators to view children as more than the sum of their parts, seeing a learner as a developing entity, understanding that children are multi-faceted and multi-talented, is anathema to today's education policy makers who are governed by market-driven analytics.
We have built an entire so-called "accountability system" on test data derived from tests given on one day of the year. It's like applying for a mortgage loan and the bank only asking for a checkbook balance on a given day. If this sounds illogical, it is.
Not that he wants or needs it, but Rebecca Schuman recently pleaded with us to stop worshipping Slavoj Zizek after he referred to most students "boring idiots.
I am not a Luddite and know quite well that technology can provide some important educational experiences. But I worry that slavish, uncritical devotion to technological gimmickry is shortchanging our students.
The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and -- working closely with the U.S. Department of Education -- impose new and untested academic standards on the nation's public schools is a national scandal. A Congressional investigation is warranted.
The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.
If you're not aware of the hottest current digital device debate, you're probably not a parent or an educator.