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School Reforms

American Education Research Association Meeting in San Francisco -- a Site of Contention and Hope

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Rick Ayers

There should always be a conversation, an engagement, between officials like this and people on the ground.

A Possible Compromise on Test-Driven Accountability

John Thompson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Education
John Thompson

My initial reaction to that sort of suggestion has always been consistent; it is a bad idea to do unto principals or other evaluators what we wouldn't want done to us. But, if some key principles were nailed down, I could see this as a major breakthrough.

Can the Philanthropic Billionaire and the President of the AFT find common ground?

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

There's nothing wrong with trying to raise the bar on teacher quality. But if Gates' reform strategy is to make all teachers equal in skill, he's barking up the wrong tree.

School Reforms And Why They've Failed: New York Review On 'The Death And Life Of The Great American School System'

The New York Review of Books | E.D. Hirsch Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Diane Ravitch is without rival as a historian of modern American schooling. She has written trenchantly about the history of New York City schools, an...