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Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom

Kevin Meuwissen | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Kevin Meuwissen

What should a teacher do when students (and perhaps their models at home) simply refuse to play by the rules of civic discourse, rejecting compelling evidence that they find uncomfortable and repudiating empathy and compromise in favor of antagonism?

Why We Should Care What Students Think

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Not asking students for their opinions is a missed opportunity, because no one knows better about how school is going than its target audience -- the students themselves.

Should African Americans Care about the Racial Composition of the Teacher Workforce?

Glenda L. Partee | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices
Glenda L. Partee

Our country faces a population shift that has major implications for the teacher workforce. The proportion of teachers of color is out of step with the increasing racial diversity of our public school students.

Public Enemy Number One of Missouri Teachers -- Headed Toward a Congress Near You?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

When it comes to surefire bills that all Missouri legislators can support, all you have to do is target one of three types of people -- sex offenders, drunk drivers or classroom teachers.

NEA Endorsement of Obama: A Suicide Pact for Public Education?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

By casting your lot with Barack Obama, and it pains me to say this, you are endorsing the president who has done more to destroy what is good about public education than any president in history.

Classroom Teachers Collaborate With Arnie Duncan on Education Policy

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Cosgrove

For 30 days, during the first phase of The VIVA Project, hundreds of teachers from 27 states offered ideas on how they would direct federal funds to improve "teacher quality".