Reframing the Common Core disc...

Sep 28, 2014 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire “The...

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School district scans driver&#...

Jun 1, 2014 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – In America, citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, to be “secure in their persons,...

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Why Public Education Is Failin...

Mar 4, 2014 by

  By Laurie Rogers – (Note: This is a VERY long blog post, but this is what it takes to properly tell the story of the...

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Children are the key to Americ...

Jun 23, 2013 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Those who exert the first influence upon the mind, have the greatest power. — Horace Mann, Thoughts The...

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Political indoctrination repla...

Nov 29, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – What’s the mission of any school district? Most parents seem to agree that it’s academics. Schools should...

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In defense of long division: P...

Oct 8, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – How do you divide one number by a different number? I was taught to do it using long division. Long...

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School district budget forums ...

Jun 12, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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Hold education bureaucracy acc...

Jun 2, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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In defense of public-records r...

Apr 16, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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In long-expected move – ...

Mar 8, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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Leadership seems filled with p...

Feb 19, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – “Truth is isolating.” – according to a community member who would know...

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Media, district levy advocacy ...

Feb 3, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – “And I tell you this: you do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that,...

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Yes, vote for kids by asking t...

Jan 16, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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Print media display political ...

Jan 8, 2012 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Member of the executive committee for Where’s the Math? Author of “Betrayed: How the Education...

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Spokane Public Schools is a &#...

Nov 14, 2011 by

By Laurie H. Rogers On Nov. 10, Spokane Public Schools hosted a lovely “Breakfast for Community Leaders.” The district’s goal was to...

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Accountability, transparency d...

Oct 10, 2011 by

By Laurie H. Rogers – The British are coming! The British are coming! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Public education...

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Barbie and Jim Brady agree: Ma...

Aug 24, 2011 by

By Laurie H. Rogers Omigod! I’m so happy. The mystery is solved. I can finally go back to the peaceful life I left in 2007 when I...

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The Lake Wobegon Effect? Or de...

Jul 20, 2011 by

Laurie H. Rogers – In Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon, “all of the women are strong, all of the men are good looking,...

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Teaching grammar doesn’t...

Jul 1, 2011 by

[Note from Laurie Rogers: Many school districts, including Spokane Public Schools, have not taught grammar in a coherent, focused,...

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District rejects community eff...

Jun 23, 2011 by

I’ve been writing about Celesta, a high school student who was carrying a 3.6 GPA, who passed her math tests, got As in her math...

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