What do schools produce? And who are the workers in schools?
The results of our survey are beginning to come in. In hopes of encouraging more superintendents and school boards to provide data, I offer this early report, with the caveat that it is based on information from a handful of the nation’s 14,000 school districts.
Bizarro, Nevada, October 1–In a powerful response to hordes of young adults using Main Street for drag races “day and night,” an angry City Council voted to impose $250 fines and 30-day jail terms for jaywalking. “These damn hot rodders are endangering our citizens, and the only way to stop them is to keep our citizens out of the streets.”
Food, healthcare, shelter and education matter, but love and affection are vital if a child is to have a decent chance of becoming a functioning adult. Here, briefly, are the stories of Lisa, Roy and Mary, three young people who, for a host of reasons, were growing up without the emotional supports they needed.
How do classroom teachers feel about standardized, machine-scored testing? Below is a letter from a young classroom teacher.
Those seeking a moratorium on using high stakes tests to judge teachers seem to have gotten what they asked for. What happens now?
“Something there is that doesn’t love more bubble tests And students bubbling and learning how to bubble When they might be making robots or reading Frost….” When I adapted Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” earlier this year, I was aware of the growing resentment among parents, teachers and students toward machine-scored tests and test-prep. However, I [...]