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THE MAKER MOVEMENT – WHATS THAT?

There is a conviction, among some educators, that schools are too preoccupied with academic subjects.  Hardly their fault ,of course, given that  what is taught , in the classroom, is driven by the  respective prescribed  curriculum and   assessment  regimes. 603 more words

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Detachment (Film Review)

Well, this movie is depressing.

Detachment, starring Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who tries to avoid close human relationships and has pretty much shunned having feelings at all, takes a month-long position at a troubled school, where the staff and students are burned out. 445 more words

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US PRIORITIES - EDUCATING A CHILD VS HOUSING A PRISONER

Current annual statistics in one glance. This is where priorities lie in the United States.  In large part, due to the Prison Industrial Complex. The greed of corporations to make money off of the social and economic inequity of caging people in droves for non-violent offenses. 107 more words

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Percent, Percentile, Success: School Reform- Kaushik Yeturu

Percents, Percentile, Success

Kaushik Yeturu

Look, I’m not going to insult the entire US education system. People already do that. Also, we have an upward trend versus many other countries. 298 more words

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DEEPER LEARNING-CORE COMPETENCIES TO SUCCEED IN JOBS AND LIFE-A US PERSPECTIVE

What competencies must students master to succeed in 21st Century  jobs and life?

An American perspective on ‘Deeper Learning’

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation explains, “Deeper Learning is an umbrella term for the skills and  knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st century jobs and civic life. 324 more words

Education Reform

$1 Billion In Tax Dollars To Miseducate Our Children

via $1 Billion In Tax Dollars To Miseducate Our Children.

MARCH 24, 2014

An article posted on Politico today adds new evidence of the damage being done to K-12 education under the guise of “school choice,” and how much many of us are paying to place some of our own core values under attack: about $1 billion across 14 states with school voucher programs.

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