If our country is to emerge from our economic downturn, we must invest in the students and workers who are the future of our workforce. Congress must take swift action to fill the $5.7 billion Pell Grant funding gap by the end of the year.
Students must learn to grapple -- both now and in the future -- with a question central to the spirit and heart of democracy, a question both simple and profound, straight-forward and twisty: what's your story? How will you find the voice to tell it fully and fairly?
Over the course of my educational experience I've collected a list of criteria that I believe create an atmosphere ripe for improving student achievement. Here I will call it: Top 10 Ways to Improve Student Achievement and Create Learners.
The failures in American education are due to fundamental aspects of American society -- our religiosity, spirituality, and irrationality, and our failure to integrate African-Americans into the mainstream.
To truly prosper, we need more than the contributions of experts -- we need the contributions of bright, creative, free-thinking amateurs. The combination of the two is stronger than of either by themselves.
It doesn't happen that often any more, but there are still times when my English-born wife gently, and sometimes not so gently, awakens me in the middle of the night to tell me that I have been talking in my sleep again in Spanish.