Category Archives: Charter Schools

Are Charter Schools the Answer to Education Reform?

Some say yes. Some say no. Come on, people. Could we please ask questions that help us get to useful truths about Education Reform. Article in the New York Times June 30, 2016: Please follow and like us:

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Treat Kids As If Social Responsibility is a Natural Act

Treat Kids As If Social Responsibility is a Natural Act Most Americans would expect that if you put 200 children in one room for an hour near the end of the school year there would be some discipline problems. Last … Continue reading

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Authority that Increases the Authority of Others

of personal authority and sense of purpose When evaluating a school, getting there before school starts can be very useful. You get to see the bearing of the teachers as they arrive. You can read their emotional tone as they greet … Continue reading

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This March on Washington, Where’s the Dream?

At the end of this month there will be a  “Save our Schools March” on Washington. Unlike the 1963 March on Washington, there is no clear, shared vision of what it would look like if the desired changes happened. What … Continue reading

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Start Talking Entitled

Exactly two weeks ago, I met Greg Lippman for a cup of coffee and a muffin at Peet’s at 1295 The Alameda in San Jose. Greg’s mission is to help low-achieving students become the first in their family to graduate … Continue reading

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