The toxic "one-size-fits-all" rubric that educators over the last decade have objected to is finally being acknowledged by Arne Duncan for what it is: a bad idea badly implemented, much dangerous territory lies ahead.
If No Child Left Behind is not scrapped, and there is no indication of that being in the works, then we can await a time three years from now when 100 percent of American public schools are labeled failures.
On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.
Sun's 75-minute one-woman performance made me laugh and it made me cry. No Child... is a heart-wrenching portrayal of today's New York City public school system and the people who make up the school communities.
We need to let the public know that there is only one side of the story playing out in mainstream publications. For a time, truly progressive education reform options have been imprisoned in academic journals.