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Education Curriculum Surveys: Why Do School Systems Survey the Public?

Surveying the education public as well as ‘stakeholders’ for their opinion is the latest trend in Canadian K-12 education policy. Two recent Canadian education surveys conducted in… 802 more words

Public Accountability

The Misunderstood Ingredient in Modern Learning Environments

In the era of Modern Learning Environments and all the various rhetoric around what constitutes 21st Century Learning Environments, one key point seems to be lacking in the conversation.  708 more words

Kids

Student Behaviour and Discipline: Where's the School Leadership?

School systems tend to be leery of trailbrazers, especially when it comes to instilling rigour and improved student behaviour.

One U.K. school head, Katharine Birbalsingh… 1,113 more words

Higher Standards

The Teaching Profession: Time to Pick Ourselves Up and Dust Ourselves Off

Before I decided to become a teacher, I tried my hand as a travel agent.  The idea of travel and exotic places as a career really excited me and I, at age 18, enthusiastically entered the vocation with ideas of glamour and adventure. 1,271 more words

Education

Teachers Speak on the Brian Lehrer Show

Six teachers from New York and New Jersey schools, myself included, spoke out on the WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show this morning, sharing their thoughts on teaching as well as the disastrous ideas of newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos. 18 more words

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School Governance in Crisis: Who is Left to Hold School Authorities Accountable?

Islamophobia, racism, closing schools, running deficits, excessive expenses, and accountability lapses are the flash points for the latest crisis besetting elected school boards across Canada. The rash of recent pecadillos has pushed seasoned political commentators like… 1,038 more words

Public Accountability

A NYC Teacher Speaks of His Sabotaged School

The following is the transcript of an address given by NYC Public School teacher Jim Donohue on what has happened and is happening to his school: … 969 more words

American Insanity