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The Downside to Meritocracy

Whether or not meritocracy is a reality in the United States is not what I would like to comment on (although I think most people would argue that our socioeconomic hierarchy is not entirely founded on merit). 334 more words

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The Schools Aren’t Broken—Society Is

Those who believe private enterprise and the free market are the answer to all the world’s problems claim public schools are everything but what they actually are—one of the crown jewels of American democracy, the most efficient and effective way to bring education to the 319,000,000 of us, an institution whose superiority is recognized the world over. 1,051 more words

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Send in the reformers!

I am genuinely scared for when my principal leaves.

I am scared of reformers, and worried that a reformer will become my principal.

After just a year of studying education reform in my masters program, I was already sick of the word.  458 more words

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American Teacher Shortages

If I kick your child in the teeth daily, would you believe I loved them? No right? So why do you believe school systems all over America, who claim to have your child’s best interest at heart, when they run excellent teachers off, ruin their careers with false evaluations, force great ones to retire, and use uncertified or retired certified people to babysit, “Not teach” your children? 247 more words

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