Topic: UCLA Graduate School of Education
Teachers are facing unrivaled criticism from all sides. The education reform movement has targeted them as the culprits behind failing schools. This culture of disrespect, little support, and unrelenting demands takes a toll on teachers – and on our students.
04/06/2011 12:45 pm
The $578 million price tag for the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools complex in Los Angeles is hard to justify at a time when many schools are turning to desperate measures to save teachers' jobs. Voters must respond by pushing profligate public schools to be as frugal as charter schools.
12/27/2010 08:43 am
Competition may bring out the best in business and sports, but that logic doesn’t necessarily apply to public schools. The practical way to mend the educational system is by implementing economic and social reforms that focus on the children.
12/30/2009 01:04 pm
Choice is good, but some parents are busy worrying about food and shelter.
03/16/2009 01:00 am
In a world where a degree no longer means a job, we need to prepare students for challenges ahead.
01/29/2009 12:00 am
Finland's model protects the judgment of teachers.
12/02/2008 12:00 am
Mandated college-prep classes inhibit high-schoolers' futures.
09/03/2008 01:00 am
Data suggest they don't. A better approach is investment in communities.
07/17/2008 01:00 am
That's because it's eminently sound pedagogy.
04/17/2008 01:00 am