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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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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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Moving the chair, at Penn State and in education

John Merrow relates the current scandal at Penn State back to the broader field of education.

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Is teaching a team sport?

John Merrow looks to the World Series for inspiration on an idea about teaching.

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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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Be careful what you wish for

John Merrow offers up a simple request to both his liberal and conservative friends in the ed world.

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