The DC public school system has made several significant positive strides in recent years. But until it gets its spending under control, all of these positive developments are going to get lost in its perception as a bloated, ineffective bureaucracy.
To get more D.C. residents into the nursing pipeline and through the gateways for the burgeoning health care professions in all fields, we have to get serious about the expectations for math and science education at all levels.
If the school reformers truly believe that teachers are the key to the success of children --- and I agree, they certainly are one of the keys --- then the reformers must reconsider the mindless application of the deadly algorithm.
More than ever we -- teachers -- must be a vital part of this national conversation. As teachers, we have a responsibility to our students and communities to share our collective wisdom in an effort to facilitate quality reform.
A few blocks from the White House, 35,000 children go to bed hungry every night, just a small fraction of America's growing number of children living in poverty. Where are their futures in the media show we have come to call educational reform?