Why God Bless the Child That’s Got His Own Is Not a Worthy Education Policy

Them that’s got shall have Them that’s not shall lose So the Bible says and it still is news Mama may have and Papa may have But God bless the child that’s got his own, that’s got his own Who would have imagined that many decades later Republicans and Democrats alike would unwittingly channel verses […]

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Education Reform and the Corrosion of Community Responsibility

Education Reform and the Corrosion of Community Responsibility: The ways in which we think and talk about education are changing — and not for the better. Published on the Washington Post’s education blog, The Answer Sheet, February 26, 2014 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/26/education-reform-and-the-corrosion-of-community-responsibility/ Read the full article on this website:  Education reform and the corrosion of community responsibility _ […]

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PISA Results: A Chicken Little Moment?

The current debate regarding interpretation of recently released results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) implies that we need to choose between two interpretations…..Could these both be valid claims?……  We live in a society with vast and growing inequality. Therefore, designing systemic solutions to these problems requires answering two values questions. To what […]

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How Thinking Like an Engineer Can Help School Reform

Arguments in a democracy are natural and could be healthy, but I worry we are not making much progress when it comes to current education policy. A dose of engineering design thinking can help. Read more here: How thinking like an engineer can help school reform | The Answer Sheet Published on November 30, 2013 on […]

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Give Us Back Our Time!

Give us back our time! Elementary school children need more time to learn as scientists, social scientists and artists…..I call upon literacy educators to advocate to give us back our time. I urge parents to demand that school leaders and policy makers give us back our time. Published on the Huffington Post, October 10, 2012 […]

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Obama’s Education Gap: Rhetoric vs Policies

There is a big gap between what President Obama says about educational equity and the consequences of his policies. How did we get here? President Barack Obama has pursued, continued or tacitly accepted education polices that either exacerbate inequity or simply miss the mark. Read the September 12, Washington Post article here..Obama’s education gap: Rhetoric […]

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