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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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What are you thankful for in education?

John Merrow’s last blog post of 2011 looks at what we should be thankful for — and what we still have to worry about.

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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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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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Honoring teachers — again?

There are literally hundreds of different “teachers’ days” all over the world, including October 5′s “World Teachers’ Day,” but John Merrow has a broader, albeit a modest, proposal regarding all of them.

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Some thoughts on Education Nation

John Merrow offers his thoughts on NBC’s Education Nation 2011.

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The pendulum swings, and choices await

John Merrow looks at the ‘pendulum swings’ of American society, including those in beer sales, radio stations and textbooks. What does it mean for education? You’ll see.

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