Monthly Archives: September 2015

When bullies get out of hand

  October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time of particular importance to parents and educators seeking to raise awareness of the cruelty of bullying and its devastating impact on young victims’ lives. Interestingly, the month also falls in the … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch on test scores and family wealth

  Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education who actually has some insight into what works and doesn’t work in education, puts standardized testing clearly into the doesn’t-work category. She reemphasized that fact last night at Baylor University in … Continue reading

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Students speak out on school finance suit

  Many lawyers, school administrators and so-called education experts – some genuine and some only claiming to be — have been heard from during the pending lawsuit over Texas’ school funding system, but students have been mostly unheard – until … Continue reading

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An anti-educator gives up

  Two down but still too many left to squeeze onto most debate stages. Every working person, including educators, in the United States should be grateful that Scott Walker, who built a political career on bashing working people, has joined … Continue reading

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