It's safe to say that for approximately 4 million teachers in our nation, education reform's F word is now -- Florida!
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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, ...
The masses seem to have been brainwashed into believing traditional school and college are the only keys to success even if our children are sick, depressed, or worse. DEAD.
Does one subject merit special attention, deserve more dollars, constitute the core of what we expect our schools to offer?
America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.
Making sure children have the academic knowledge and skills necessary for educational and career success is a hot topic these days, all along the education and child development food chains.
With a clearer picture of which district gets the best bang for its buck, we can get to the long overdue qualitative analysis: determining what makes productive school districts work.
As a whole new economy based upon creativity and innovation emerges, the importance of reinventing our business strategies, our corporations, our communities and our schools is critical.
If America does not start today in filling its teacher ranks with the best and brightest students, in 10 years we may find our students are behind those in Kyrgyzstan.
Since Mayor Daley took control of Chicago schools and began appointing business-minded CEOs to head the system, the march toward a numbers-driven vision of education has been steady.
This time last year, the Parkside-Kenilworth area in Washington D.C. mirrored struggling communities across the United States -- low-performing schoo...
after reading Michelle Rhee's two newest efforts to launch her own form of "Inception" -- her organization's inaugural policy agenda -- I see her fundamental misunderstanding about the power of ideas.
Across the nation a growing trend in ed reform has taken hold. Non-educators are being considered as top candidates to lead schools.
Not so long ago -- in that 1959-'69 span of the U.S.-Soviet space race -- the love of learning held sway.
When I first became a union leader, I was quick to identify the enemy, fire up members and wage war for what I believed. Eventually, I learned that if you set out looking for a fight, you'll find one -- but you probably won't find a solution.
In order for realistic expectations to match our aspirations in 2011, California must find a way to confront and reconcile its need for services with a willingness to pay for them.
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