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Think nationally, act locally…

August9

Image Source: Vermont by gothamschools, on Flickr In the aftermath of the Save Our Schools March, we now need to face which direction and what actions we will be taking in the future. My advice to the organizers was that much of the action is happening locally, and while reformers have a “national” plan and […]

Why I will march, pt. 2 — Stop pushing me!

July11

In my last post, I discussed the many factor that make the SOS March attractive and pull me towards this movement and event. Now for the things that are pushing me towards the march. The things I want to get away from as a both a parent and an education professional. How did I get […]

Why I will march, pt. 1 — Pull me!

July9

Saturday July 30th, I will be heading out to the California Capitol building in a statement of solidarity with others about current education policy. It sounds like a small thing, since I only live about 2 miles away, but given the odds of it being a triple-digit temperature day (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit), it will […]

Blogging for Reform: First, let’s fire all the teachers…

November21

I’m going to start this post as  I will end it, referring to my recent adventures observing Larry  Ferlazzo’s Theory of Knowledge Class, this week. Why bring up the particular in this discussion of one of the global issues in school reform? Because, at the end of the day, no matter how good an idea […]

Next, let’s go after the parents!

October12

In my previous posts, I’ve discussed how teachers are backed against the wall in the reform argument, and this makes our own efforts at self-improvement harder to start. Here’s another bad place we find ourselves at in this debate. The argument usually goes like this: Reform-y type: All kids can learn, not all teachers can […]

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