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Shaun Johnson

Advice for Teachers' Unions

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Rank and file members must first help their neighbors understand that collective bargaining benefits the children and the community school. When children and schools benefit, the entire community thrives.

How Can Punk Rock Enlighten the Education Reform Debate?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Punk music is not something you read about too often in educational circles. Yet, I've wondered on many occasions punk's effect on my thinking or the ways I've approached my teaching.

Supportive, but Now Leery, of Testing Boycotts

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I'm worried that parental resistance of standardized testing will become part of the rationale for greater school choice, which in extreme cases is antithetical to public education.

Teaching as an Art Form

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Even as someone who engages in the more scientific or theoretical aspects of teaching, I start to wonder if we really want to go all in here with this very techno-rational mentality.

Treating Doctors the Way We Treat Teachers (Part Two)

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In order for the United States to remain economically competitive and "win our future," so to speak, we must ensure that we have and maintain a healthy workforce.

Reform Revolution on the Dole

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I've lately decided to be a bit more, I don't know, explicit with my resistance of mainstream education reform.

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.

Hearing One Another Out: Both Sides of the Argument

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

My joining the education blogosphere, even in my own limited way, connected me with more like-minded -- and not so like-minded -- folks in education than I could have imagined.

What If We Treated Doctors The Way We Treat Teachers?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Let us pretend that physicians of all specialties were held to similar measures of accountability and enveloped with the same kinds of discourses that we see in education reform debates. What might that look like?

Are You Man Enough to Teach?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In terms of men in education, we need more guys to man up rather than man down. Statistical realities have demonstrated the critical absence of men in the classroom with no signs of change.

Is Boycotting Tests a Solution to the Ruinous Culture?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Imagine if a bunch of parents and community members got together and refused to allow their students or children to take the state tests

The Ruinous Culture We've Created in Elementary Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

With high-stakes standardized testing, this is the educational culture we've created. Seeing schools in test-mode is an observation in a disheartening obsession with quantitative values.