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Jonah Edelman

The Fight to Save Common Core: Count Me Out

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

I have written a number of posts on the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS), an unprecedented effort by those outside of the classroom to exercise control over the classroom by standardizing what is taught in classrooms across the nation.

Ryan Grim

Change.org Changing: Site To Drop Progressive Litmus Test For Campaigns, Say Internal Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Read Change.org founder Ben Rattray's response to this story here. WASHINGTON -- Change.org, the online social movement company founded on progress...

Public Education Is for the Common Good

Asher Huey | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Asher Huey

When astroturf groups undermine schools and workers, they are not acting in the best interests of children, parents, teachers or the community.

Chicago Teacher Stands Up to Stand for Children and Wins

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Chicago Public Schools history teacher Jennifer Johnson was tired of watching her colleagues being bashed by out-of-state special interest groups and opportunistic politicians.

Snatching Defeat From the Mouth of Victory

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

"Let's take the politics out of education." In my many years observing and writing about American education I've probably heard variants of that phrase hundreds of times. It's naïve, of course.

Will Guzzardi

WATCH: A Frank Talk About School Reform Politicking Draws Ire

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

Jonah Edelman, the founder of the influential and cash-heavy education advocacy group Stand for Children, has issued an apology after a video surfaced...

Twilight for Education Policy's Idols

Conor Williams | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

It's hard to notice when we've let our admiration for our favorite education prophets push us to intellectual dishonesty, but hard things are usually the things most worth doing.