A recurring motif in much of the work being done with school reform has to do with outside “experts” being the driving force for change. Be it Bill Gates, Diane Ravitch, or the Waltons; it seems that the people with the most influence about what our schools should be like tend to be those who haven’t, aren’t, and will never teach in any classrooms. 2,148 more words
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Isn’t it about time to slap Pam Stewart with Civil Rights Complaints? As Florida’s appointed Commissioner of Education, Stewart is out of control.
The horror stories abound about students required to sit and stare, parents threatened with serious consequences for their children if the parent decides that the high stakes tests are not good for their children. 136 more words
Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss a recent article by Alternet’s Amanda Marcotte that details five ways the GOP is trying to dumb down the future of the United States. 11 more words
Mr. Rogers knew. Mr. Arne Duncan, certain governors, legislators, school boards and school administrators seem to be ignoring our and our children’s basic rights.
Whatever race or combination of races we and our children are, we have basic human rights. 318 more words