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US has Wealth, Lacks Equity and Unity

In a new paper, Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute argues that as a nation, “we are not broke, nor will we be”: Nevertheless, while these claims have little in the way of truth, politicians and pundits have successfully … Continue reading

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Linda Darling-Hammond’s Fiery Commencement Address

In her commencement address at the Teacher’s College graduation last week, published by the Nation magazine, Linda Darling-Hammond rails against “the new scientific managers” in very impassioned rhetoric. Some highlights: As scientific managers were looking to make schools “efficient” in … Continue reading

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The Face of America is Changing

Thank you to PolicyLink for this time-lapse map showing the increase of people of color in the present era by decades. By 2042, the nation will have a majority of people of color. This decade, the majority of young people … Continue reading

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Equity and Excellence Commission

What if instead of saying we should educate all children, we said our goal is to educate each child?  How might our decisions shift if we shifted our thinking about education goals from an undifferentiated mass of all children to the particular … Continue reading

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Facilitation and Education Change

Facilitation is one of those under-appreciated, supposedly “soft” skills that can make all the difference in an organization’s learning or change effort.  It involves a lot more than being comfortable leading a meeting. It entails the skillful management of group … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment is a Relationship

There is a fascinating series of posts at the Living in Dialogue blog at Ed Week by Anthony Cody, who is in a discussion with the DOE about President Obama’s remarks at a Univision Town Hall that were highly critical … Continue reading

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