Tag Archives: Charter Schools

The Um and Yang of Spring and Public Education

With Spring comes a time of renewal. Bitter winds give way to rays of sunshine, flowers begin their ascent out of barren soil, laughter reverberates in area playgrounds, and the songs of birds once again fill the air. In Eastern … Continue reading

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Public Schools are Already Accountable

With all this talk of accountability in the air, one would think that public schools were void of checks and balances, that teachers had free reign. That could not be further from the truth. Since the start of the school … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Wish, a school for every child and a community for every school

My first snow day of the season began with a phone call just before midnight. Having an adult-child in the house frequently means answering the phone in my sleep. This night, it meant putting on my snow boots, shoveling out … Continue reading

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I’m Not “Waiting for Superman.” Why is MMSD?

In 2010, an anti-public education documentary made its debut. Waiting for Superman features Geoffrey Canada, a┬ácontroversial education “reformer” who promotes anti-union sentiment and charter schools as a solution to the struggles that face our public education system. The documentary largely … Continue reading

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