Horror movie sequels are notoriously bad. This one may be the worst. In 2009, federal intervention during the last financial crisis gave rise to the Obama administration’s signature education initiative: […]
Wisconsin Uprising — Justice Is in the Air
While names like Rockefeller, Ford, Annenberg, and Carnegie traditionally have dominated foundation-funded education reform, in recent years a new group of foundations has emerged — Gates, Walton, and Broad, to […]
It’s Still the Economy, Stupid…
Made in Seattle
The failures of the corporate education “reform” movement leave it vulnerable to genuine grassroots school transformation.
To build an effective movement against the top-down strategies that are ripping public education apart, we need to take a closer look at who wants reform and why.
A new era requires new thinking
The problem is this: Testing is killing education. Not only is it narrowing the curriculum generally
In these bleak NCLB days of regimented
Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education
Far from addressing the systemic
While the bipartisan consensus that passed NCLB in 2001 has splintered, the old, unimproved version of the law is not going away anytime soon.
A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week’s Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.
Ohio attempts to close achievement gap by focusing on 9th-grade males
Portland’s former superintendent gets a big stage with Gates Foundation assignment.
A writer and mother sifts through the fund-raising business and discovers that products that educate students and consumers and reward workers.
Before the floodwaters receded in New Orleans, conservative education reformers rushed in selling a market-based future.
Reauthorization could bring ‘damage control’ or more damage.
When mainstream media report on urban schools, the real story is often what goes unsaid.
It wasn’t just the hurricane that devastated the Gulf; it was also a slower, more preventable surge of racism and poverty.
Film: Granito de Arena (Grain of Sand) by director: Jill Friedberg, Corrugated Films, 2005, DVD. 60 min.
An Oakland teacher experiences the negative effects of small school reform in the midst of a budget crisis.
One union works for meaningful small school reform.
Sistas and Brothas United.