Archive | September, 2011

Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic….and Responsibility

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I listen to BBC radio. It’s on my local NPR station from 2 am until 5 (I know, crazy huh?). Last week I sat upright listening to a piece about the horrific journey some kids in Zimbabwe make to get a top notch education in Johannesburg. They have to cross [...]

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Salon: The Bait & Switch of School “Reform” by David Sirota

Click to Read: Salon.com: The Bait and Switch of School “Reform” by David Sirota …Can you read this without wanting to join a movement? Or starting one?  

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Welcome to Going Public

Welcome to Going Public, a site for those who believe, as we do, that public education is the heart of our democracy.

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One generation…

I began my teaching career in 1964, in the same school from which I graduated. I left for several years to design and manufacture children’s clothes. I worked with Filmmakers in the School (does anyone remember Nixon and CETA dollars?) teaching teachers to use 8mm and 16mm hardware. I coached girls basketball and field hockey. [...]

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