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Every Kid Needs A Champion

This inspiring video was shared at the June #TSLPConference.

Rita F. Pierson spent her entire life in or around the classroom, having followed both her parents and grandparents into a career as an educator. 119 more words


Trekkie Standards for Science – The Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are awful. Do not adopt these standards. Corporate “Mad Men” gave them a name conjuring up the heroic images of Gene Rodenberry’s science fiction television series “Star Trek the Next Generation,” but they are really solely about pecuniary interests and power. 1,856 more words

Corporate Education Reform

SHOCKER: Connecticut Governor Malloy Vetoes Bill Requiring State Commissioner to Have Education Experience

Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed legislation requiring the state education commissioner to have educational experience and qualifications.

He said it encroached on the governor’s authority to name anyone he wanted, regardless of qualifications. 54 more words

Education Reform

Elite Social Movement Responses to Education Reform

The debates over metro government and school unification have brought forward new voices and experiences. However, supporters as well as opponents of school unification who occupy socially advantaged positions, whether urban or suburban are willing to deploy their own resources, that is, social, cultural, and economic capital, to pursue their own perceived best interests. 1,533 more words


How to Prevent Future Students from Damaging Their Credit with Student Loan Debt

Ideally, the best way to prevent students from taking out heavy student loans that damage their credit is to set up a system in which they do not have to take out loans—a system of free public education. 842 more words

Education Reform in Mexico: Is It at Risk?

By Maria Oviedo

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The quality of Mexico’s education system is deficient. In the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations of 2012, Mexico ranked 53 out of the 65 countries that participated in the examinations, and last out of the 35 participating OCDE countries. 971 more words