Make some noise: No more silence: Light it up

image from: http://www.protestmusic.org/about/ In honor of musicians who know the power of song as a contribution to social change, who have risked everything to challenge an unjust world, and whose music resonates with the voices of those marginalized in a world of power, greed, selfishness, and tyranny. Let’s not merely honor them as role models.Continue reading “Make some noise: No more silence: Light it up”

Call It What it Is: Predatory Reform

“Shutting down public schools and handing them over to private organizations is not a ‘turnaround,’ it is a heist.” — Sabrina Stevens– I am a member of a bloggers group called Basecamp, which has about 100 amazing bloggers comprised of teachers, activists, academics, parents and others from around the country.  Frequently new questions or topics ofContinue reading “Call It What it Is: Predatory Reform”

The Global Powerhouse Designing our Ed Reform Landscape: McKinsey and Co.

(click image to enlarge for detail) Looking closely at the chart (click to enlarge) you can see three central players in the education reform movement have all come from the same lineage: Sir Michael Barber (Pearson), David Coleman (College Board and CCSS), and Lou Gerstner (Achieve). Indeed, the stars have aligned for McKinsey and Co’sContinue reading “The Global Powerhouse Designing our Ed Reform Landscape: McKinsey and Co.”

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