I just finished reading the first round of editorials on the Reuters Great Debate blog. So far opinions have been expressed by Steven Brill, Joel Klein, Diane Ravitch and Deborah Meier, currently senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. Here is what I found out.
Before we can begin to improve our […]Continue Reading →
California has written into law that the preferred choice for reducing school district costs in the face of budgetary shortfalls is to reduce the length of the school year. At the same time, reducing school district budgets by laying off teachers is precluded by law.
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The No Child Left Behind initiative is a notable effort to establish metrics for our education system so its efficacy can be measured and appropriate corrective measures can be taken when necessary. This sounds like a good idea, and one can wonder why it has taken so long for us to get here. Maybe […]Continue Reading →
It is not easy to sit by and watch your toddler fall repeatedly, yet that is the way they learn to walk. Good parenting means […]Continue Reading →