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10 Characteristics of a Good School

September 9, 2010

What do you think of the following 10 characteristics of good schools (according to Bill Ayers, Teaching the Personal and the Political)? 1. A Good School is Lived in the Present Tense 2. A Good School is a Workshop for Inventors 3. A Good School is Fearless 4. A Good School Honors Diversity 5. In…

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2 Films: Racing, Waiting, and U.S. Schools

September 9, 2010

Two new films on education are headed our way.  I’m sure they’ll give us lots to discuss and debate.  One is titled, Race to Nowhere, and is playing at the IFC theater in Manhattan September 10-16, 2010.  The IFC descriptor reads: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that…

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Higher Ed – Widening the Gap

September 6, 2010

The fact that places like Harvard and other colleges like it devote research and project funding to closing the high school achievement gap confirms that this is not a problem up for discussion.  It’s real.  It exists, and confirming data has been available for a while.  Colleges, universities, K-12 agencies, and K-12 schools have been…

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