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‘Waiting for Superman’s’ half-truths and heroes can move you to tears

(This commentary first appeared in TOP-Ed.) Waiting for Superman, the Davis Guggenheim documentary about public education, is headed for the theaters with more hype and about as much substance as a B-grade Western. As in the B-grade ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Achievement Gap, Charter Schools, Commentary, K-12 Reform, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Admin

Perpetual cycle of school reforms

(This commentary first appeared in TOP-Ed.) It’s hard to say “school” in America without saying “reform” right after it. For more that a half century we’ve had one magic potion after another. The list runs to the horizon ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Program innovation, Race to the Top, State and Federal Policies