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Smart phones and video games may be harmful to our children’s education

Consistent multi-tasking, new technology, and the need for immediate gratification is changing the way our children work, play, and learn. Many children are not succeeding in the traditional classroom environment. NYTimes Link: In an experiment at the German Sport University … Continue reading

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If Doctors were treated like teachers

This piece was written by Joel Shatzky in the Huffington Post. Bloomberg’s plan to publish the “ratings” of teachers in the press — on the basis of test scores — is one more example of the public humiliation many of … Continue reading

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Is Teaching REALLY a profession?

If teachers are ever going to be considered a profession in the same way that accountants, lawyers, and doctors are professions, they are going to have to have an active voice in changing their evaluation system.  If unions are going to … Continue reading

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Operation Discourage Bright People from Wanting to Teach

Alfie Kohn is on the money again! Alfie KohnEducation expert Posted: November 1, 2010 02:29 PM Operation Discourage Bright People from Wanting to Teach Education “reformers” have discovered the source of our schools’ problems. It’s not poverty or social inequities. … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in Schools

NFTE: Injecting Entrepreneurship into Inner City Education While Americans focus on the results of the midterm election, something far more important is at stake. A large segment of America is in the midst of an economic and education crisis that … Continue reading

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Alcohol “more harmful than heroin”

Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ Another example of how we ignore the research and data in public policy. (UKPA) Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin, ecstasy and crack cocaine, a new study has said. Researchers rated alcohol … Continue reading

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High Stakes Testing actually decreases student learning and performance.

Great video by Alfie Kohn about the fallacy of testing and accountability. The research concludes that high stakes testing actually decreases student learning and performance. http://www.educ.sfu.ca/news/alfie-kohn-event.html  

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The Education to Prison Pipeline

Benjamin Franklin and a Modern American Portrait — Tax Cuts, Poverty, and Moving In The American Gulag System – the US prison population has more than quadrupled since 1980, from 500,000 to 2.3 million. Benjamin Franklin saw America as a … Continue reading

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