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Education Predictions for 2012

Is the year — with a Presidential election on tap — that we finally have broad discussions on the new role of public education?

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The teacher quiz, and the ‘other one percent’

John Merrow opines on who “the one percent” really should be construed as — plus, a video quiz on how much you really know about the American teaching profession.

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A new idea: shared poetry

Could YouTube and Robert Frost transform education? They just might be able to.

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Questioning the conventional wisdom

In some cases, advice like “stop” or “slow down” can be BAD for those involved — and this is the case more often than not in some education discussions.

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Energizing the 80

In Hamlet, we learn that ‘the play’s the thing.’ John Merrow thinks it could be too — but in a different, broader context.

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Do you want your kids on THAT bus?

John Merrow rails against one element of the current education system.

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Trust, but verify

Ronald Reagan had a famed quote about interacting with the Soviet Union — and that quote might also be helpful in thinking about the current state of American public education.

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