A Message to Local School Boards Across America (Present Company Included)

A Facebook friend who is a college professor and father of school-age kids in Pennsylvania recently posted this message he delivered to his local school board. It is so well done I thought it needs to be shared with others. So with Tim Slekar’s approval:

Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education under President . . . → Read More: A Message to Local School Boards Across America (Present Company Included)

Pro-Reform

I am unabashedly pro-reform, and proud of it. The public schools in the U.S. are headed in the wrong direction and must be redirected to a new course. The evidence is clear that things have gone unquestionably wrong. Failing schools, increasing drop out rates, a badly deteriorating infrastructure, and demoralized teachers are all indicators that . . . → Read More: Pro-Reform

You Pays Your Money and You Takes Your Choice

This was originally posted on the Kennewick School District Citizens web page and is reprinted here in the hope of reaching a different audience.

The following pairs of choices represent contrasting views of public education. Please read each pair, then circle the view you would like to see in place for the schools of . . . → Read More: You Pays Your Money and You Takes Your Choice

Can Building Robots Reboot Education?

An article in Atlantic (online) caught our eye regarding a different way to go in education. Instead of test ‘em till they drop, the piece advocates “making things” as a driver of curriculum. Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE Magazine, laid out a recipe for redesigning education through what he calls the “hands-on imperative” at a . . . → Read More: Can Building Robots Reboot Education?