Category Archives: “Reform Experts”

What the FUD?

Rhymes with crud. Sorry to offend, but this has got to be an all-time perfect blog title. You know when you have this strange, nagging feeling that there is something going on, something out there, just beyond your ken (an … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Nod Your Head,…

I had not thought about the head-nodders for a while. I remember sitting in a class in high school or college and watching a kid (or two) nod his/her head at most of what the teacher said. It was distracting, … Continue reading

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Bonus Bingo

Reading blogs can become a major distraction, but can also be a good source of information and ideas. Like this piece I saw tucked away in a response to a post on Diane Ravitch’s Blog on how the implementation of a new … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

Diane Ravitch creates multiple posts almost every day on her blog titled Diane Ravitch’s Blog. I am in awe of her. She recently admitted to her loyal readers–I am one–that she needed to cut back to blogging only five days … Continue reading

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Words Matter

I love blogs. I stumble onto new and fabulous thinkers and writers and provocateurs every time I check out somebody else’s blog and their links to other blogs. I love words. I appreciate careful explanations, clear descriptions, and nuanced ideas. What … Continue reading

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It So Easy to Recycle

I decided to skim through some of my earliest posts. I really was not looking for a way to sneak in a fast and easy extra post today. Really. But, this one is too good not to recycle. Esepcially at … Continue reading

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$10K Reward or Reason to Wonder?

I have tried to keep a level head about this particular RTT “initiative”, touted by some as a method of getting the very desirable highly effective teachers to either stay at their high-needs school or move from their already satisfactorily achieving school to … Continue reading

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