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Peter Greene

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Peter Greene has been a classroom secondary English teacher for over thirty-five years. He lives and works in a small town in Northwest Pennsylvania, blogs at Curmudgucation, and is Midwest Regional Progressive Education Fellow

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Gage Skidmore

The Department of Education’s new proposed priorities for deciding who to gets grant money says a lot about how DeVos will wield her power. more

Public School Shakedown

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Atomazul

As a past union president, I know there’s nothing teachers would rather do less than strike. Getting a majority of them to do so is really, really hard. more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

The Education Secretary let it all hang out at the tenth annual National Summit on Education Reform. Her remarks to the exceptionally friendly crowd are worth a close look. more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

The Department of Education’s new proposed priorities for deciding who to gets grant money says a lot about how DeVos will wield her power. more

Public School Shakedown

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U.S. Department of Education

We talk about education generally, but your children go to school very specifically. more

Public School Shakedown

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woodleywonderworks

The Next Big Thing in education offers great promise, but there are many, many devils hiding in the details. more

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Cyber schools drain rural districts of much needed funds, do a lousy job of educating, and use taxpayer dollars to advertise. more

Public School Shakedown

If we believe that a successful school curates students to be good test takers who will do lots of AP tests, then maybe these ratings mean something. more

Public School Shakedown

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Nic McPhee

We could be years away from knowing what the new education law will bring. That’s because education policy is like the worst game of telephone ever. Here’s how. more

Public School Shakedown

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schoolchoiceweek

DeVos's cynical assertion that spending money on public schools doesn't help students comes out of punitive policies advocated by Democrats. Thanks, Obama. more

Public School Shakedown

Looking at all the targets that Duncan and the current Education Secretary King set up, shot at, and missed can help us understand what we face in the coming years. more

Public School Shakedown

Schools have spent eight years trying to budget cut their way to health. more

Public School Shakedown

Help is not coming. But there is some good news... more

Public School Shakedown

A place where all people can come together to nurture one of their most precious resources. more

Public School Shakedown

Some people want poor people educated in ways that will make them more useful to corporate America. more

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There are fundamental differences between the tests I give my students and the tests mandated by the federal government. more

Public School Shakedown

Rome wasn’t burnt in a day. There are several stations on the way to schoolmageddon. more

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If you have the misfortune to teach at a school that thinks there's something useful to learn from PSAT-ing every single student, then, well, it sucks to be you. more

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"Schools should run like a business" is one of the modern reformster mantras, and schools are so obviously NOT businesses that we can end up overlooking the other problem with this idea-- that reformsters often mean to incorporate practices that ... more

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