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The Worm Is Turning on School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

During the Obama administration, corporate reformers got everything on their wish list and billions of scarce dollars funded their pet hypotheses. But, now, teachers, parents, students, and many policy makers are in "open rebellion."

The Billionaires' Big Plans for California Schools

John Thompson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

The heart of Vergara vs. California is the assertion that "California's schools hire and retain grossly ineffective teachers at alarming rates."

The Billionaires' Threat to California's and America's Schools

John Thompson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

Why should beliefs by some trump the democratic rights of others? It should be up to the voters, rather than the courts, to decide whether our policies based on social science or the billionaires' hunches should be the law of the land.

My Summer Internship With Jay-Z And Pharrell

Colin Vitale | Posted 11.12.2012 | Teen
Colin Vitale

When I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity this summer to intern for Jay-Z and Pharrell's fashion houses, I was more than eager to accept the challenge.

The Fundamental Choice

John Thompson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Data-driven "reform" seems very rational, and not inhumane, from 30,000 feet above our schools and families.

Creating Educational Monocultures

John Thompson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" still seek to build educational monocultures. They want to destroy the educational "status quo" in order to save our diverse school systems. So, one rushed "silver bullet" after another is funded.