The price of poverty

Last weekend, the New York Times ran a column by Robert Putnam titled Crumbling American Dreams. Here’s an excerpt: But the story of Port Clinton over the last half-century — like the history of America over these decades — is not simply about the collapse of the working class but also about the birth of […]

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Fight Back Friday: Student Success Act biggest oxymoron ever

UPDATE via NEA Education Votes: House of Representatives narrowly passes flawed ESEA reauthorization Members of the House of Representatives today passed the “Student Success Act” (H.R. 5), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The measure passed 221–207, with no Democratic votes in support and 12 Republicans voting no on final passage. […]

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Help is not on its way

Linda Darling-Hammond has a lengthy article in the latest issue of The Nation titled “Why is Congress Redlining our Schools?” Here’s an excerpt: Although the current draft of the law scales back some of the worst overreaches of No Child Left Behind, the sanctions for failing to make “adequate yearly progress” that have threatened all […]

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Much catching up to do

Whew, what a Monday! We’ve posted photos from two of the Strides walks, but are awaiting photos from more. Don’t despair if you haven’t seen yours up yet. There’s just a lot going on, (as if I have to tell any of you.) Just today, there’s this little thing called the Elementary and Secondary Education […]

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