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Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.20.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Education is not about being taught more and more reasons about why we alone are right and everyone else is wrong. Rather, it is a process of being given more and more air, a wider perspective that affords us a grander, more Olympian sweep of everything.

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2016 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

Set Up to Fail: High Stakes Testing in Public Schools

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?

Financing Public Education

Michael Beyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Chicago
Michael Beyer

Three simple solutions anyone can understand: cut costs by reducing redundant administration, increase our tax base, and re-amortize our debt. You might wonder why our political leaders don't even mention these solutions.

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Who Are the 25 Highest Salaried School Administrators in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Teacher pensions have been a hot topic in Illinois for a while now. With the state drowning in debt, in large part because of unfunded pension liabilities, it's hard to be a teacher around here these days. But, for school administrators, life in the education sphere is a little more glamorous.

Truth or Perception

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.03.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

Many people tell me they do not think using correct grammar is all that important. But one does not expect that attitude to prevail in what is supposedly an elite college preparatory school: one would expect the goal to be academic excellence rather than popular perception.

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

Diann Woodard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice?

Commission Imposes Tougher Test To Become School Administrator

edsource | John Fensterwald | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, an independent education nonprofit. Alone among states, California has permitted passing a primarily m...

High School Principal Participates In Reddit AMAA

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

The principal of a midwestern public high school participated in a Reddit "Ask me almost anything" last week, offering insight into the nature of his ...

Faculty, Students Take Issue With Excessive College Administrator Pay Amid Tuition Crisis

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction a...

Courageous or Handcuffed?

Randy Miller | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Randy Miller

The truth of the matter is that we're all handcuffed... we all lack courage at times. But do we lack courage at times or are we simply navigating the waters in an attempt to land our ship safely?

Ask Dr. Lynch: Taking the Stress Out of Teacher Evaluations

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Before an evaluation, most administrators will schedule a time with you, and some of those administrators will even let you choose the class that you know will be the most likely to shine the best light on your skills as a teacher. Here is a quick checklist of ways to prepare for the evaluation.

Are Teachers Overpaid?

Rob Furman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Rob Furman

This is a question that is always up for debate. Of course, if you ask teachers and people in the educational world, they will say that teachers are not only NOT overpaid, they are drastically underpaid.

New Jersey School Teachers and Principal Suspended For Helping Students Cheat

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Three teachers and two principals of a New Jersey school district have been suspended after being accused of helping students cheat on standardized te...

In Oklahoma School District, Perks For Top Administrators Include Expensive SUVs

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Perks for four Union Public Schools administrators in Oklahoma include full use of district-owned Acura SUVs as part of their benefits package, accord...

Bullying Can't Be Solved With More Bullying

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Hastily meting out consequences to satisfy a public relations problem hurts everyone and compromises the integrity of the entire school system.

America's Impoverished Education Policies

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Diann Woodard

The 2012 State of the Union address and budget submission have come and gone without offering much hope of greater understanding among policymakers of the crushing impact on student performance of poverty.

School Denies HIV Positive Boy Admission, Faces Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.02.2011 | Education

This 13-year-old from Delaware County, Pa. seems like the perfect candidate for a private boarding school: He's an honor student, is active in sports,...

Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Improve Teacher Quality

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

By focusing on improving the quality of teaching in every classroom, we can transform our education system and give all kids the education they need to succeed in the knowledge economy.

Attacking the Achievement Gap: Principals in Action

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

In the words of one New Jersey school principal: "Early childhood is where it all begins. We have been charged with the most difficult challenge: teaching our students to read and love learning."

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?

School Administrators Need to Limit Access. Huh?

Michael N. Smith | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

I think we have two choices: use and understand social media or stick our head in the sand and hope it goes away. And I'm pretty sure it's not going away.

School Administrators Pocketing ‘Professional Development' Dollars

CBS4 Denver | Brian Maass | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER (CBS4) - In the midst of excruciating budget cuts, dozens of highly-compensated administrators in the Adams County District 50 Schools saw thei...

Conference Speakers: I Can Read. Now Make Me Laugh.

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

The best conference speakers aren't the ones with a ground-breaking message. The ones you remember are funny.