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Public Education Reform

Can We Save The Marriage Between The American Public And Teachers?

John Merrow | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Shouldn't we be paying attention to the troubled marriage between the American public and teachers? Just because the two still care for each other, and their 50 million children, that's not enough.

Joy Resmovits

Who Can Authorize Charter Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...

Lost Generations: The Importance of School Administrators

Dan Ross | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Dan Ross

It's hard to win a war if you don't have good officers. It's even harder to build an excellent school if you don't have good administrators. Has there ever been a great school without a great principal?

Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

Scorecard of Latest Education Deforms in the Sunshine State

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 06.13.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Here's a recap of just the past four weeks of laws enacted and bills proposed. Jaw, meet floor.

The F Word in Education Reform

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

It's safe to say that for approximately 4 million teachers in our nation, education reform's F word is now -- Florida!

Why I Proudly Belong To A Teachers Union

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.

Why Not Empower Parents with the Dollars to Reform Education?

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Nielsen

If parents wanted to put together learning co-ops they could pool their money to do that. Parents and their children, rather than the government, would determine what was best for each family.

In Public Education, It's the Family, Stupid

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Early intervention is both cost effective and economically efficient. It has better outcomes than remediation because it's easier to prevent rather than remediate a problem.

No Child Left Behind's Fatal Flaws: Restructuring A System Of False Premises And Harmful Effects

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

While NCLB's goals are laudable -- bringing all public school students to academic proficiency and closing the achievement gaps -- how it seeks to achieve them is fatally flawed.

Reclaiming the Table

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

As these union movements grow in size and power, let's all resolve to stop doing one thing: Let's stop asking for a "place at the table."

The Future Of Unions

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Rev. Al Sharpton

When schools in certain neighborhoods do not receive the same amount of funding as others, nor are they equipped with the tools necessary to educate our young, we cannot scapegoat teachers.

Flip The Curve: Student Achievement Vs. School Budgets

Bill Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bill Gates

For more than 30 years, spending has risen while performance stayed flat. To build a dynamic 21st-century economy and offer every American a high-quality education, we need to flip the curve.

Making A Real Difference In Public Education

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

Marc Rosenbaum enjoyed a successful career as a dentist, but remained unfulfilled. As he thought back to his childhood, he realized he was taught...

Another Year Without Fred Rogers, When We Need Him the Most

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

2011-02-25-Mr.Rogers.jpgWith some members of Congress intent on eliminating federal funding for public radio and television, a friend sent me this remarkable video.

One more Christian in Support of Public Education

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Photo: My youngest daughter and her 2nd grade teacher. Like many people today, I have opinions about a great many things and expertise in few. But, ...

Empowered Parents Are the Solution to Ending This Race to Nowhere

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Nielsen

The masses seem to have been brainwashed into believing traditional school and college are the only keys to success even if our children are sick, depressed, or worse. DEAD.

STEM Sell: Are Math and Science Really More Important Than Other Subjects?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Does one subject merit special attention, deserve more dollars, constitute the core of what we expect our schools to offer?

Think Education Will Be Improving in the U.S.?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.

Academic Success: More Than ABCs

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Making sure children have the academic knowledge and skills necessary for educational and career success is a hot topic these days, all along the education and child development food chains.

In Public Education, Not Everyone Gets What They Pay For

Araceli Ruano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Araceli Ruano

With a clearer picture of which district gets the best bang for its buck, we can get to the long overdue qualitative analysis: determining what makes productive school districts work.

Art Mirrors Science Mirrors Art

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

As a whole new economy based upon creativity and innovation emerges, the importance of reinventing our business strategies, our corporations, our communities and our schools is critical.

Our Sputnik Moment, Revisited: Hire the Best and Brightest!

Fred Belmont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Fred Belmont

If America does not start today in filling its teacher ranks with the best and brightest students, in 10 years we may find our students are behind those in Kyrgyzstan.

Chicago Case Study: Time For A New Vision For Schools

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

Since Mayor Daley took control of Chicago schools and began appointing business-minded CEOs to head the system, the march toward a numbers-driven vision of education has been steady.

Washington DC's 'Promise Neighborhood' Makes School Reform A Community Concern

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

This time last year, the Parkside-Kenilworth area in Washington D.C. mirrored struggling communities across the United States -- low-performing schoo...