In Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk reports that Teach for America (TFA) is closing its New York City and Los Angeles Institutes this summer. These are the five-week summer programs where TFA claims to prepare recent college graduates to step in to lead classrooms without any previous coursework in education theory and without the kind of supervised s
Thanks to Bill Boyle and his blog - educarenow - for finding and reposting this important article;
Fifty Years Later. In Detroit the End of Brown: Separate and Unequal
And some parents say *enough* to a district’s assessment craze…
“Failure is not an option,” has been a popular slogan in public education for years.
We were late.
At least it felt that way as my wife dragged me through elementary school hallways.
Racing past me were walls of multicolored palm print turkeys. Was it my imagination or did their googly eyes seem somewhat disapproving of my lateness and attire?
It’s my first parent-teacher night, I almost protested.
At least, it was my first as a parent and not as a teacher.
I was used to sitting on the other side of the table, notes organized in a neat little pile.
Suddenly several academic experts who have previously endorsed market reforms for education seem to be grasping the wisdom best expressed by the political philosopher, Benjamin Barber. In a 2007 book about our society’s consumer culture, Barber writes:
Dear Elected Officials,