History + Politics

Food for the Brain–Really

We don’t talk enough about nutrition in education.  I don’t mean nutrition curricula, which is also important.  I mean we don’t take seriously what we …

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If Finland Was a Teacher

I’m reading this fantastic book by Sam Abrams of Teachers College on private enterprise in education.  It prompted me to check out more of his …

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Set To Stun [via HuffPo]

Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers. No one knows how often it’s happening or what impact it’s having on students. Read the rest …

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Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public education, and critics.  One reader …

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