Monthly Archives: September 2013

What does “education reform” mean to Greg Abbott?

  When Attorney General Greg Abbott launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor, he went around the state promising to usher in a “new era of education reform.” Uh-oh. If Abbott’s definition of “education reform” is the same … Continue reading

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Be wary of the book police

  In case you haven’t heard, this is “Banned Books Week.” The timing is interesting, following last week’s umpteenth assault on science textbooks by flat-earthers appearing before the State Board of Education. Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American … Continue reading

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Computers alone don’t cut it in the classroom

  The educational entrepreneurs who would have us believe that computers can replace teachers have some more egg on their faces. So, for that matter, do some administrators at San Jose State University in California, which recently ended a much-ballyhooed … Continue reading

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Charter schools worsening educational equity?

  BASIS, a charter school operator based in Arizona, boasts on its website that its schools are “among the best in the world.” And, it includes data about rigorous curriculum, high test scores and top notch teachers that seem to … Continue reading

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