Posts from March 2015

Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Opting Out Is Not Progressive

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of my fellow left-leaning parents on Chicago’s North Side decrying the state’s new standardized test, PARCC. Those with kids in…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Why Do We Need a Sign to Remind Us Not to Run Over Other People’s Kids?

Mike Petrilli kicked off an intense and illuminating debate recently (see here, here, and here) when he seemed to blame the lagging academic achievement of…

By Marianne Lombardo

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Don’t Block. Let’s Talk.

I practically have blisters from blocking / muting today. The stupid (& its allies) may not be contagious, but why take a chance. #MDAWisdom —…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By John Thompson

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Audrey Hill: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By Audrey Hill

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Educators Who See the Potential in Every Child Inspire Us All

Eric Brandt gets it. He knows there are gaps—in achievement, opportunities, and beliefs—between his own two boys and the children that he serves every day…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Make Net Neutrality a Net Win for Students and Rural Communities

There is one thing we know for certain about net neutrality: it’s a quagmire of conspiracy theories, accusations and picking sides. But if we don’t…

By Bev Perdue

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

You Can’t Make a Claim About Military Families Without Providing Some Evidence

More Military Families Choosing Homeschooling Over Common Core, an article out of Breitbart, actually points to several sources extolling the benefits of Common Core for military families—including Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley (commanding general of the United States Army Accessions Command), Achieve, Inc., the Military Child Education Coalition and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. As the title suggests, though, the article goes on to…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Who Is Investing in Our Future?

Candidates and pundits talk nonstop about our national priorities and what it takes to be globally competitive. I see it in their (and their PACs’)…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Our Students Are Talking But We’re Not Listening

“So, do I just give zeros to the kids who slept through the final?” This was a serious question posed to me one day, and…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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