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Stealing Vocational Dreams: Pu...

May 17, 2018 by

To some extent it is necessary to forecast the kinds of jobs that will be available to students when they graduate. Businesses have...

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Debunking Job Training as the ...

May 7, 2018 by

Anyone who’s worked in the “real world” knows and has internalized the fact that the boss doesn’t value you for your skill set, but...

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The Movie “Most Likely to Succ...

Apr 29, 2018 by

At the beginning of the school year, I went to a showing of Most Likely to Succeed in Bellevue, Washington. I was irritated by the...

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Biocapitalism and the West Vir...

Apr 16, 2018 by

West Virginia’s Teachers became guinea pigs in a state sanctioned experiment to lower the cost of healthcare by directly linking...

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Six reasons why we don’t want ...

Mar 26, 2018 by

The Green Dot charter chain tried to sneak through a project to open a high school in Seattle’s south end as they had done with a...

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ALEC, iNACOL, and Online Learn...

Jan 23, 2018 by

Original Title:Original Title: iNACOL’s Trojan Horse. Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate...

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The #MeToo Movement and What I...

Jan 6, 2018 by

What Does the #MeToo Movement Mean for Schools After the Rollback of Title IX? An historic avalanche of sexual assault allegations,...

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Tracking for the Rest of Us

Dec 3, 2017 by

Wages and benefits are a function of supply and demand. If there are too few of a particular worker to meet employer demand, wages...

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Debunking the “Truthiness” of ...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Carolyn Leith – In spite of being handicapped by attending two outmoded, “factory style”  public schools, both my kids have...

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Dear Teachers Using Google Cla...

Sep 22, 2017 by

I really need you to keep in mind that all the data run through those programs (your intellectual property, student work,...

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Systemic Math Fraud in Washing...

Sep 17, 2017 by

The result is that teachers have had to “dumb down” expectations – both breadth and depth of curriculum, and proficiency – in order...

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Education Reform and Racism: W...

Sep 4, 2017 by

When I was twenty-five, I interviewed at a charter school in Brooklyn. Before I sat down to talk to the dean, I observed a...

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Did you know Facebook and Summ...

Sep 3, 2017 by

It was a lucky shot, some say of Nick Ut’s famous Vietnam War photo The Terror of War, or Napalm Girl, as it is more commonly...

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Pay for Success – Also Known a...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Back in the early 2000’s Sun Microsystems’ Scott McNealy described the pending merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as “the...

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The Shock Doctrine, McCleary, ...

Jun 24, 2017 by

If you don’t have to see or live with the consequences of your decisions, it becomes very easy to do bad things. In Olympia, this is...

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Personalized Learning Pathways...

Jun 18, 2017 by

Individual learning pathways, 21st century skills, Embracing the whole child; These empowering phrases are being used to sell the...

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Where should technology fit in...

May 17, 2017 by

On May 3, 2017, Richard Best, Director of Capital Projects and Planning, and John Krull, Chief Information Officer, stood in front of...

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Relay Graduate School, Librari...

May 13, 2017 by

One of the biggest obstacles to the “charterization from within”* is getting teachers to welcome ed-tech into their classrooms – and...

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The Myth of Local Control and ...

May 11, 2017 by

As more cards are laid on the table, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the much hyped local control provision in the Every...

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What corporations have in stor...

Apr 4, 2017 by

The third episode of PJSTA Live, in affiliation with Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, deals with what corporate reformers...

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