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Stanley Fish Essentially Tells Teachers to Know Their Role

Stanley Fish Essentially Tells Teachers to Know Their Role

Few have a way with words like Stanley Fish.  The provocateur, whose early Milton scholarship is still dear to my…
How Other Countries Word the Right to Education

How Other Countries Word the Right to Education

In the U.S., education is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution, believe it or not.  Most other countries to…
The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution

The story of how a school in Staten Island focused deeply on support students’ writing process.  Not writing for the…
Learn Different: Silicon Valley Disrupts Education

Learn Different: Silicon Valley Disrupts Education

Rebecca Mead of The New Yorker explores how technology and business worlds try to bring their expertise and passions to…
In Praise of Dewey

In Praise of Dewey

This essay falls into the category of Things I’d Wished I’d Written.  It’s a timely piece on education philosopher John…
Why Doesn’t the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?

Why Doesn’t the Constitution Guarantee the Right to Education?

Did you know that public education is not explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution?  Unlike the other countries to whom the…
Wrong Answer: In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice

Wrong Answer: In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice

This 2014 piece from the New Yorker tells the story of how a high-stakes accountability movement led to fraud and…
Montaigne’s “Of the Education of Children”

Montaigne’s “Of the Education of Children”

I never yet saw that father, but let his son be never so decrepit or deformed, would not, notwithstanding, own…
Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition

This summer, Pace University graduate students will be launching an exhibition of artifacts from education in response to their own…
Segregation and the (New York) City

Segregation and the (New York) City

A timely read on how segregation is perpetuated in public education, even under the banner of equity. The New York City…
Good Citizenship: The Purpose of Education by Eleanor Roosevelt

Good Citizenship: The Purpose of Education by Eleanor Roosevelt

What is the purpose of education? This question agitates scholars, teachers, statesmen, every group, in fact, of thoughtful men and…
A Lesson on Philanthropy & Politics

A Lesson on Philanthropy & Politics

I. THE PACT Late one night in December, 2009, a black Chevy Tahoe in a caravan of cops and residents…
Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed”

Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed”

ARTICLE ONE. WHAT EDUCATION IS I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social…
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s American Scholar

Mr. President and Gentlemen, I greet you on the re-commencement of our literary year. Our anniversary is one of hope,…
Malala Address to the UN

Malala Address to the UN

Malala Yousafzai | July 12, 2013 Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk…
Dickens’ Mr. Gradgrind in Hard Times

Dickens’ Mr. Gradgrind in Hard Times

Thomas Gradgrind, sir.  A man of realities.  A man of facts and calculations.  A man who proceeds upon the principle…
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