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Linda Darling Hammond

Educating for Democracy: Looking for Education 'Reform'? Follow the Money

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Joanne Barkan demonstrates how most of the "reforms" advanced by these groups have proven to be ineffective, if not harmful, to public education.

Educating for Democracy: Linda Darling-Hammond and the 'Opportunity Gap'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is surprising to me that Linda Darling-Hammond, admired by educational progressives, has accepted the "national standards" movement as a way to deal with the education "opportunity gap."

Lessons From Finland's Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

To gain insight into what Finland's doing right, I sat down with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.

A 21st Century Classroom Competition

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Sawyers

This month, SLATE invites the public to rethink classroom design and submit ideas in a competition to build a better fifth-grad classroom.

Sesame Workshop-Google Education Forum Live -- How Can We Change the System?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Watch the education forum here. We have a powerhouse panel including the Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Stanford Professor Linda Darling Hammond, and NYC Chancellor Joel Klein.

The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

That huge sucking sound you hear is Republicans trying to control their laughter. The two groups duking it out over education are largely within the Democratic Party.

Obama and Education Reform

Bill Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Ayers

Obama is not a monarch -- Arne Duncan is not education czar -- and we are not his subjects. Educators, students, and citizens must press now for an education worthy of a democracy.

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Obama Practices Social Promotion

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

The "end of social promotion" has caused tens of thousands of kids as young as 3rd grade to be left-back, despite overwhelming evidence that this... children and increases the drop-out rate.

A Rare Opportunity for Public Education

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As President-elect Obama prepares for the presidency, his attention necessarily is occupied by the deteriorating economy and the ongoing wars in Iraq ...

Education Attacks on Darling-Hammond Don't Fit Obama's Post-Partisanship

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Calling Darling-Hammond a defender of the status quo is like calling Lincoln a defender of slavery because he wasn't as absolute in opposition as were some on his team of rivals.

Darling-Hammond Could Usher in New Era of Education Engagement

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Barack Obama will be the first community organizer sworn into our nation's highest office--the dramatic result of an unprecedented level of grassroots...

Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

You'd think the studious Senator from Illinois would avoid repeating the Bush regime's horror show of unqualified appointments, of picking politicos over professionals. But here we go again.

Whom Will He Choose?

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

With government as the investor of last resort, Obama has broad support to implement major changes in the educational, health care, and energy systems using federal money.

"You're Either With Us or You're With the Status Quo": Privatization Supporters Push Obama to Pick Their Kind of Education Secretary

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Wrap your arms around the testing mania of Joel Klein, or you're soft on accountability. Embrace Michelle Rhee's nuclear approach to administering schools, or you're a status quo-hugging wuss.

David Brooks Made Me Wring My Hands: Obama and His Education Secretary Pick

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In his most recent op-ed, David Brooks offers Americans a false choice between two distinct camps of education interests. Here's hoping our new president will sweep aside that brand of discourse.

Uncertainty Over Obama Education Adviser

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Russo

In education circles, there's no hotter topic than who is going to be the next Secretary of Education--and if it's going to be Linda Darling-Hammond.