What you don't know can't hurt you, or so they say, but if you are a teacher trying to positively improve student achievement, what you don't know can hurt both you and your students.
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To all who believe that testing is the panacea for what ails public education in America today, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
At theaters all across America this weekend, a new comedy starring Cameron Diaz hit the big screens. The implication of it is clear: America's schooling has fallen because of bad teachers.
Every so often, I step back to see what staunch proponents of "corporate reform" are saying now. Maybe there's new evidence? Maybe I've missed some ...
The charter school movement appears to be making gains as new laws expanding charter access have worked their way through several state legislatures o...
If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.
What if this extreme focus on testing is driving us away from what students need? What if the current test-driven mania in the United States is wrong?
The truth is that the supporters of high-performing charter schools are trying to save as many minority kids as they can -- one small school at a time.
Punishing parents for their so-called bad parenting unfairly stigmatizes them as bad parents when they may, in fact, want the very best for their children.
Shouldn't we be paying attention to the troubled marriage between the American public and teachers? Just because the two still care for each other, and their 50 million children, that's not enough.
A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...
It's hard to win a war if you don't have good officers. It's even harder to build an excellent school if you don't have good administrators. Has there ever been a great school without a great principal?
When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...
Here's a recap of just the past four weeks of laws enacted and bills proposed. Jaw, meet floor.
It's safe to say that for approximately 4 million teachers in our nation, education reform's F word is now -- Florida!
Never did I think that the career I chose a little over a decade ago would be facing such horrendous attacks from the right and the left.
If parents wanted to put together learning co-ops they could pool their money to do that. Parents and their children, rather than the government, would determine what was best for each family.
Early intervention is both cost effective and economically efficient. It has better outcomes than remediation because it's easier to prevent rather than remediate a problem.
While NCLB's goals are laudable -- bringing all public school students to academic proficiency and closing the achievement gaps -- how it seeks to achieve them is fatally flawed.
As these union movements grow in size and power, let's all resolve to stop doing one thing: Let's stop asking for a "place at the table."
When schools in certain neighborhoods do not receive the same amount of funding as others, nor are they equipped with the tools necessary to educate our young, we cannot scapegoat teachers.
For more than 30 years, spending has risen while performance stayed flat. To build a dynamic 21st-century economy and offer every American a high-quality education, we need to flip the curve.
Marc Rosenbaum enjoyed a successful career as a dentist, but remained unfulfilled.
As he thought back to his childhood, he realized he was taught...
With some members of Congress intent on eliminating federal funding for public radio and television, a friend sent me this remarkable video.
Photo: My youngest daughter and her 2nd grade teacher.
Like many people today, I have opinions about a great many things and expertise in few. But, ...
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