Vampires, McKinsey & Co., and the Future of Public Education: It’s All Connected.

There’s a telling scenario in the greatly under-appreciated cult vampire film classic called The Addiction. In it, the main character (soon to be vampire) named Kathleen in cornered in a dark alley by another vampire named Casanova. The dialogue goes like this: Kathleen: “Please” (begging) Casanova: “You think that’s gonna stop me?” Kathleen (again): “Please?”Continue reading “Vampires, McKinsey & Co., and the Future of Public Education: It’s All Connected.”

Has Another Venue of Education Scholarship Sold Out?

Please also see this post available at Academe Blog (special thanks to Aaron Barlow) I guess I had Tim Slekar’s clarion call to challenge EdWeek in mind when I was looking through my recent issue of Educational Researcher (ER) today. In his blog, Slekar illustrated quite accurately, honestly and pointedly how, “EdWeek’s ‘news’ stories are typically reprinted press releases from the ‘faith-based reformers’Continue reading “Has Another Venue of Education Scholarship Sold Out?”

The art of dangerous style:Rebels with a damn good cause!

REBELS WITH A (DAMN GOOD) CAUSE For my blog today I’d like to share part of a poem by the late poet Charles Bukowski. He writes in his poem called Style “Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing To do a dangerous thing with style isContinue reading “The art of dangerous style:Rebels with a damn good cause!”

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