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A question of language and capabilities

In a recent op-ed piece, former Baltimore school board member and president of Baltimore Special Education Advocacy Coalition Kalman Hettleman (7 October, 2014, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-disabled-students-20141007-story.html, downloaded on October 24, 2014) notes that the issue that many people have with including students with disabilities into educational reform efforts such as Common Core has to do with the vagueness of language often utilized in such efforts. 341 more words

Education Reform

Capital and Main: The Failure of the Parent Trigger

There is one school in the United States where the “parent trigger” has been used to convert a public school to a charter school: Desert Trails in Adelanto, California. 286 more words

Education Reform

TIME Magazine, Corporate Superstars, and Teacher Hate

I’m infuriated.  I want to declare my allegiance to heros who have dedicated their lives to  America’s public schools.  My list includes Mrs. Zablocki, my 1st grade teacher in St. 1,052 more words

Corporate Education Reform

Peter Greene on TIME's Cover Story

Peter Greene read TIME’s story about the alleged impossibility of firing bad teachers. He wrote it before he saw the cover about “Rotten Apples.” Here is his take… 65 more words

Education Reform

Education Reform Snake Oil: Cures All Ills!

Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, has been the architect of terrible policies, heaping injury on top of the insult of No Child Left Behind. Corporate special interests have been driving educational policy–just follow the money. 419 more words

Educational Policy

Two more anglophone groups invited to testify at Bill 10 hearings

QUEBEC CITY – Voice of English-Speaking Quebec (VEQ) and the Townshippers’ Association were finally able to address the National Assembly committee in charge of studying Bill 10. 271 more words