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Linda Darling Hammond

A Basic Flaw in the Argument Against Affirmative Action

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Think of how different the school years of all kids -- rich and poor -- would be if education were aligned with life, instead of tailored to the needs of Princeton statisticians. We might begin to make progress after decades of failed education reform,.

Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Students abroad who engage in these experiences are learning to become scientists, researchers, and innovators. U.S. students will fall behind if they continue to spend their time perfecting the art of choosing one answer out of five -- a skill they will never use in the real world -- rather than engaging in more useful work.

Moving from 'Test and Punish' to 'Support and Improve'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu ruled in Vergara v. California that the solution to the long-standing, complex challenge of ensuring all children, particularly underserved children, have access to high-quality public education is to strip teachers of their rights. Period. End of story.

Let's Have an Honest Conversation About Accountability

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Kati Haycock

Let's be clear here. Our kids take the journey through school only once; the poorest among them, in particular, need us to get serious about their education while they are on that journey, not years later.

Will States Fail the Common Core?

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

If the Common Core is sunk--by default or design--it will undercut our ability to give all kids access to what they need to succeed and, of course, will undermine confidence in public education.

Mind the Gap!

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?

Commission Imposes Tougher Test To Become School Administrator

edsource | John Fensterwald | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, an independent education nonprofit. Alone among states, California has permitted passing a primarily m...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system. Intelligent societies understand that teaching is the profession on which all other professions depend."

Educating for Democracy: Awakening From the American Dream

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It seems to me that "magical thinking" dominates the words of the easy promisers who present the "American Dream" of the future as if it were a reality today.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Asteroid Mining, The Republican Brain, Science Education On 'The Point'

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

I was recently invited to guest host "The Point," presented by "The Young Turks'" YouTube channel, TownSquare. As the Science Correspondent (and resid...

To Toot or Not to Toot? For Teachers, That Is the Question

Rae Pica | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Rae Pica

Today's educators are under tremendous pressure and are facing a scrutiny unlike anything they or their predecessors have experienced in the past.

What Value Is Added by Publicly Shaming Teachers?

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Gregory Michie

We've already created a climate where good, hard-working educators feel justifiably discouraged and unjustly maligned. The irresponsible use of value-added models will only make things worse.

Heeding the Evidence on Teacher Quality

John Thompson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
John Thompson

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had had any idea what the latest Gates Foundation project would find, would he have gambled so heavily on test-driven policies in Race to the Top and his other "teacher quality" reforms?

School Choice: It's Not for Everyone, and that's the Problem

Maureen Costello | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

When we talk about school choice -- which is most often associated with charter schools -- we can't let feel-good words and a glitzy campaign prevent us from providing our children with the best education possible.

Obama's Educational Report Card Grade Is F

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.

Occupy Our Schools

Rick Ayers | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Rick Ayers

Take over these schools. Occupy them. Sit in. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We built these schools with our taxes, our labor, our commitment to students and communities. They are not just playthings for overfed business dilettantes.

Joy Resmovits

Antonio Villaraigosa: Tough on Teacher Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

School districts around the country are toughening standards for grading teachers. And if Antonio Villaraigosa has his way, Los Angeles could be next....

Education DEFORM and Media Hearing Loss

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I'm convinced that unless something changes dramatically, the end of public education in America is inevitable.

Educating for Democracy: Looking for Education 'Reform'? Follow the Money

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Joanne Barkan demonstrates how most of the "reforms" advanced by these groups have proven to be ineffective, if not harmful, to public education.

Educating for Democracy: Linda Darling-Hammond and the 'Opportunity Gap'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is surprising to me that Linda Darling-Hammond, admired by educational progressives, has accepted the "national standards" movement as a way to deal with the education "opportunity gap."

Lessons From Finland's Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

To gain insight into what Finland's doing right, I sat down with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.

A 21st Century Classroom Competition

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Sawyers

This month, SLATE invites the public to rethink classroom design and submit ideas in a competition to build a better fifth-grad classroom.

Sesame Workshop-Google Education Forum Live -- How Can We Change the System?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

Watch the education forum here. We have a powerhouse panel including the Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Stanford Professor Linda Darling Hammond, and NYC Chancellor Joel Klein.

The Hatchet Job On Linda Darling-Hammond

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

That huge sucking sound you hear is Republicans trying to control their laughter. The two groups duking it out over education are largely within the Democratic Party.

Obama and Education Reform

Bill Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Ayers

Obama is not a monarch -- Arne Duncan is not education czar -- and we are not his subjects. Educators, students, and citizens must press now for an education worthy of a democracy.