Archive for the 'Law, Policy, and Ethics'

Some questions for Betsy DeVos

The Washington Post collected some questions from educators for Betsy DeVos, nominee for U.S....
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Promoters of school choice are unwilling to ensure equal access in regular public schools

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Is the emphasis in your school on punishment and compliance or autonomy and dignity?

When I was in high school, we didn’t have an ‘open campus.’ We were supposed to stay...
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The importance of watching and naming

This past weekend our minister asked us to consider what it meant to be ‘present’ within a...
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Kindness, innovation, and Tuesday’s election

I typically try to stay out of politics on this blog, given that I’m trying to work with a wide...
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Cuneiform, anyone?

Louisiana just passed a law mandating that all students learn cursive in grades 3 through 12....
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Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and...
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New literacies, anyone?

The Iowa Department of Education is soliciting feedback on the state’s literacy standards....
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The Des Moines Register’s editorial on student retention is lazy and irresponsible

Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, spent 15 years synthesizing...
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Is this what Iowa parents really want?

Iowa parents (and grandparents), is this what you elected our state legislature to do? Reduce...
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