While I am often critical of mainstream media’s contributions to the education reform debate, I want to pause at the end of 2013 and point you to my pieces posted at AlterNet, in part to ask that you visit AlterNet often and acknowledge the wonderful work done their in terms of education.
I hope as well you have found or will find my work there has contributed positively to the cause:
Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: The State
South Carolina’s children deserve data-based and lean school reform policy, and not advocacy-based experiments.
Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet
In-school-only reforms will never be the solution for children in high-poverty schools.
Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet
It’s time for some new thinking about how to address the persistent inequalities that plague our education system.
Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Forget low test scores, says one of the nation’s foremost education experts in her new book. The privatizers are the real threat to America’s schools.
Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet
No Child Left Behind calls for scientifically based research. But what if that research calls for repealing No Child Left Behind?
Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: TruthOut.org
How both are creating an underclass, significantly among African American males.
Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Free market think-tanks pay off scholars who are now increasingly found in universities.
Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Why do we keep enforcing more and more standards and testing that educators don’t trust?
Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Parents should fight for quality education for all, not just their own kids.
Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet
U.S. public education has a long relationship with pursuing high standards for students, teachers, and schools, reaching back to the Committee of Ten in the 1890s proposing a uniform curriculum for college-bound students. Advocates of child-centered education, such as psychologist G. Stanley Hall (1844-1924) challenged establishing standards and core courses (such as English and math); however, eventually the business model of efficiency based on standardized goals and test-based accountability won the debate. American schools were destined for decades of policies designed to raise standards and increase test scores.