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Diane Ravitch Urges Others to Read my Book, “Education Under Attack”

I have recently started following Diane Ravitch’s blog. I highly recommended it for those interested in education. She is one of the most influential and insightful voices speaking for education as she combines the virtues of truth, love and justice … Continue reading

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Criticisms of Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education has become the object of criticism from several sectors. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan (2009), has made public statements on what he says is the mediocrity of teacher education. Like many of the attacks on education … Continue reading

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New editions of books available

I have just posted revised editions of my two books: Truth, Love and Justice: A New Paradigm for Education and Its Reform, Version 5/2/12    Education Under Attack: What Schools Can and Cannot Do and How Popular Reforms Hurt Them, … Continue reading

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Let’s take a closer look at we are doing and what they are doing that is different

Let’s take a closer look at we are doing and what they are doing that is different. These are broad generalizations and need to be explored more closely. The first relates to accountability and respect. It seems the more autonomy, … Continue reading

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Comparing US and Finnish Education

The result of the latest PISA ranked Shanghai-China, Hong Kong-China, Finland, Singapore and South Korea as the top scorers. Among the nations in the original 12 tested in 1964, Finland was ranked fourth, but in 2009, it was ranked first … Continue reading

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A Nation at Risk, pt 2

Note: This should answer some of the questions posed in the comment to the last post. I will add more information to suggest that education in the US is not declining compared to international assessments. A Nation at Risk was … Continue reading

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How A Nation at Risk put Education at Risk, pt 1

More and more education is largely seen as an economic concern: it is to help the individual and society compete economically and advance materially (Covaleskie, 2010). As part of this view, education is blamed when the economy is poor or … Continue reading

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