In his eloquent and powerful speech in support of his father, Donald Trump Jr. said it. Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) said it. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich echoed it. That 'great lie' is the ruse of school "choice."
I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about teachers, and learning is about students.
For-profit schools have no incentives to consider long term educational or social goals. Obsessed with achievement metrics that might persuade consumers to purchase their product, they often exclude students with cognitive, emotional or behavioral problems.
Are you an educator who wants to learn more about the ideas that define student-centered learning? Are you a parent, school board member or community leader who has strong instincts that your school system should be more student-centered but are not sure how to move forward?
Teachers, administrators, parents, students, and educational policy makers must work together on a range of assessment tools in order to optimize school operations and budgetary allocations for technology insertion into education.
At a time when the Chicago Teacher's Union is planning a one-day strike, it's important to remember that while we as teachers may support or oppose the strategy of a Day of Action, we're united by a common set of values around education.