Barbara Madeloni got “served”-Are you being “served” next?

Are You Being Served? This was the title I used when I originally posted about a year ago in my column at The Examiner. However, it seems fitting to repost it here, again, a year later as the heat on higher education is being turned up. I share this post in honor of Barbara Madeloni,Continue reading “Barbara Madeloni got “served”-Are you being “served” next?”

Even Snow White Would Know Better than to Bite into this Rotten Apple (Common) Core

The National Common Core Standards (NCCS) are coming to a school near you.  While the name might sound familiar, what do parents (and often even teachers) really know about the Common Core. Who wrote it? Where did it originate? Who owns it? What’s in it? Most parents concerned with their child’s nutrition read beyond theContinue reading “Even Snow White Would Know Better than to Bite into this Rotten Apple (Common) Core”

All Quiet on the Media Front-even the ones we hope are on our side!

On Thursday May 17th I was a participant in two media events. The first was a teleconference sponsored by Margaret Spellings, adviser to the US Chamber of Commerce in tandem with The Institute for a Competitive Workforce   and the National Chamber Foundation, affiliates of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The goal was to rollContinue reading “All Quiet on the Media Front-even the ones we hope are on our side!”

Like Water for Education

Medieval scientists sought to turn base metals into gold, creating wealth for themselves and their rulers. Likewise, modern science, harnessed by capitalists, seeks to turn fresh water into gold. While the former failed in their explicit goals, they set out a path leading to the field of chemistry. The latter group, led by transnational corporationsContinue reading “Like Water for Education”

Public School Teachers: The next endangered species?

I felt an urgency to write this post before Friday in order to coincide with Teacher Appreciation Week because this quasi “event of recognition” must remain close on our radar well past this Friday.  Never mind that this gesture is being erased by the first annual…gag…National Charter School week … gag again. On Monday MarkContinue reading “Public School Teachers: The next endangered species?”

The Closing of the Creative Mind

Most people think of the “arts” as something they do once a week in a special class or that fun activity a teacher pulls out on a rainy Friday afternoon. But the importance of encouraging creativity and imagination through artistic or play based experiences (to name only two) goes well beyond Howard Gardner’s application ofContinue reading “The Closing of the Creative Mind”

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