Is Zooming Bad for Democracy?

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Although we are all back to school, the Pandemic is in its third year and the wear and tear on our society is evident. For example, not all schools are back, as the omnicron variant continues to shut down parts … Continued

Do Our Teachers Look Like Our Children?

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It is hard to talk about improving schools without talking about improving teachers. But to be clear, teachers are secondary to the parents of our students. Schools are much more reflective of their communities than we talk about, and that … Continued

How Can Schools Become More Nimble?

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The COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, masking, and social distancing are just the most obvious examples of the radical challenges experienced by schools in the last two years. Schools have responded to each and every concern in a variety of ways … Continued

What is The Education Crisis?

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America is underwater from the Pandemic. More than 400,000 cases are reported daily on CNN and that is up 103% from last week. Schools are beginning to lose students and staff to the Virus-induced pandemic. Our country knows how to … Continued

What is Ignorance and Want?

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Halfway through A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens writes about the miserly Scrooge who is being visited by a second ghost of Christmas Present. The Spirit shows Scrooge two emaciated children named Ignorance and Want. These children are based on Dicken’s … Continued

Is Teacher Opinion More Valuable Than Testing?

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Long ago (1999) I wrote my dissertation on Teacher Opinion of Student Assessment. In a survey of 253 K-12 public school teachers in New York State, performance assessments such as science experiments, portfolios, qualitative questioning, exhibitions, experiential learning, hands-on learning, … Continued