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Sharon Higgins

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Why do the Education Reformers Ignore Finland's Best Practices?

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 1:28 AM

Discussions about education reform almost always include a mention of Finnish students' top performance on international tests, results which make it clear that Finland is implementing the very "best practices." It makes one wonder why the dominant education reformers are ignoring these best practices, and why they are so intent...

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My View From the Ground: A Public School Parent's Perspective

(16) Comments | Posted October 14, 2010 | 1:12 AM

As an active urban public school parent for more than 17 years, I have acquired a large body of useful first-hand knowledge about some of today's so-called "failing" public schools. I have personally experienced the year-long work efforts of 11 principals and 70 teachers, as well as that of a...

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