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Education Reformers

Will the Real Education Reformer Please Stand Up?

Jessica Levin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levin

Ever pragmatists, this generation has been willing to consider any approach -- public, private, for-profit -- if it might dramatically improve the life outcomes of poor and minority children.

Education Reformers Sit Down: We Need a Revolution

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.17.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

What ought to be clear to all of us by now is that the institutional structure of schools and school systems is ill-conceived. It is a failure. And this failure is at the root of all other educational failures.

Opt Out Chronicles: Fighting Sabotage

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

We want the end of punitive high stakes testing that labels children, teachers and schools as failures. We do not want our tax dollars going to the pockets of testing and data companies. We refuse to allow our community-based public school be labeled as "failing."

The Honest 'Public Education Crisis' Narrative

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

The "public education crisis" narrative, while being dishonest, is absolutely brilliant. According to the reformers, American public schools are failing.

The First Rule of Education

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Klein, Rhee, and many other "reformers" demand a common mindset from their teachers and principals. They do not seem to understand that we need all types of personalities and teaching styles to serve the great diversity of American children.