Archive for the 'Law, Policy, and Ethics'

It’s not just a poverty issue

Ta-Nehisi Coates said: The lives of black Americans are better than they were half a century ago....
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Principles for school districts’ social media policies

My newest article is out. This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school...
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Imagine that you wanted to slowly kill public education

Imagine that you are a policymaker who is generally anti-government, anti-union, and...
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Dear Governor Branstad, we need both

Governor Terry Branstad, from the Des Moines Register: “We gave all this across-the-board...
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It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Like Kansas with its poor, Governor Terry Branstad wants Iowa schools to be more accountable for...
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The P in public education

Policymakers are fond of noting that teachers are the number one school-level influence on student...
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Summer school for kindergarteners

Valerie Strauss said: curriculum has been pushed down so much that kindergarten is no longer a...
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That bonus you didn’t get at work (aka Iowa education reform in 2015)

Imagine that your bosses come up to you one day and say something like this… Hey, I know...
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7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

A few folks know that I was one of the three finalists to be the next Director of the Iowa...
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Dreaming bigger for Iowa education

Lately I’ve been trying to dream a little bigger about Iowa schools. Feel free to map this onto...
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