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Why We Should Not Copy South Korea

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We have heard again and again that we are losing "the global competition" to nations like South Korea where students and parents take tests very seriously. But are test scores worth it?

The Promise of RESPECT: A Teacher's View on Transforming the Profession

Teach Plus | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."

Teachers Are Ready for RESPECT

Teach Plus | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

I love my job, but I often think about leaving the classroom. The lack of respect, low compensation and limited opportunities for professional growth that come with being a teacher make it difficult to stay.

Republican Education Cuts Killing America's Economic Competitiveness

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must make every school as good as the schools in our wealthiest communities. That is exactly why the Department of Education recently launched the Equity and Excellence Commission.