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Head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan
Steve Nelson has been Head of the Calhoun School in Manhattan since 1998. Calhoun is among the endangered species of authentically progressive schools, swimming joyfully upstream against the toxic tide of conventional practices that plague most schools these days. More information about Calhoun is available at Calhoun.org.
He speaks and writes regularly about educational issues from birth to dotage, with a particular interest in pointing out that present-day pedagogical practices are to learning as bloodletting is to sound medical practice. Nelson rages (cheerfully!) against testing, accountability, competition, militaristic charter schools, races to the top, children being left behind and acronyms in general.