In any other profession, professionals are not retaliated against if they speak out about issues in their respective fields.
"I am more hopeful now than before Oppi to accomplish the vision of the school of the future where "minimal invasive education" is a leading principl...
Norma Toner had what she thought were all the necessary elements to teach middle-school math: after a career in the business world, she had three years of teaching experience, plus a master's degree in education.
The ASA warns that VAMs and their simplistic interpretation may have negative effects on the quality of education. There will surely be unintended consequences, such as a diminishment in the number of people willing to become teachers.
"If I transfer somewhere else, can I expect that teachers will actually have something to teach? That I won't just be shown YouTube videos? Should I just drop out and educate myself through the Internet?"
If you ask 100 aspiring teachers that question, you won't get 100 distinct answers. You'll get probably three or four, presented in 100 slightly different ways. It's an important question, but a broad one -- and it tends to elicit equally broad responses.
There is one public institution that has providing children with equal opportunities as its primary goal, and that is our schools. That is a heavy burden indeed, given that policy choices have undermined their ability to live up to the job.
Students need stimulating challenges. We all do better when teachers or leaders call out the best in us. I am not suggesting overwhelming students, but rather challenging them to think and try hard.
At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to making the world more just and inclusive.
Given the need for this shift in college students, digital learning presents both a danger and an opportunity. The danger of the digital world is that it closes students off from the shift that is required if students are to become serious learners.
Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...
In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top's four-year grants, making this month's anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers' money.
"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21s...
Until now, teachers have helped protect Common Core State Standards against those who want to bury them. Yet if teachers don't get more support for te...
Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize.
For the past decade or more, a bevy of very powerful people have savaged our nation's public schools while calling themselves "reformers." It is perfectly clear that they have no desire to "reform" our public schools but to privatize and monetize them.