Tag Archives: Education Reform

Money Can’t Buy Wisdom

With the right wing billionaires, there is little question that what they are trying to do with their “public advocacy” is harmful both to me and society. Some lefties complain that liberal billionaires should join the fray, but that is … Continue reading

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Required Testing

The numbers of tests being forced upon America’s schoolchildren has ballooned over the last decade, and it is about time that those in charge are forced to take some too. In this case, a school board member voluntarily took the tenth grade standardized test … Continue reading

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Up Is Down

The wingers have long pushed ideas that are diametrically opposed to the facts in evidence, and education “reformers” are no exception. For at least the length of my life it has been well known that if you want to make … Continue reading

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Beware the Reformers

Building on the previous post, here is an excellent essay on the dangers of letting corporatist reformers have their way: The Education Writers Association has a helpful roundup of research on teacher effectiveness (PDF) that shows, most of all, how … Continue reading

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Just Trust The Billionaires

The free-marketeers wish to unleash the power of competitive markets on our education system.  Yes it worked well for Wall Street, but not so much for the rest of us. And who better to tell us how to fix education than uber-capitalist … Continue reading

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Ending Public Education

In Michigan, on top of the union busting already in progress, one lawmaker wishes to privatize the teaching profession: But Phil Pavlov, the head of the state Senate Education committee, wants to go well past that. Pavlov wants to privatize … Continue reading

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