Category Archives: Education

How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wages war on public schools

Posed June 14  – Scott McCloud Want to know how to wage war against public schools? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing campaign provides us some pointers… REBLOGGED FROM: Advertisements

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The Bad Business of Education Reform

Posted on June 11, 2013 An MBA student says that the business-based ideas creeping into education are  as outdated as the Model T. By Susan Altman, Oxford University As someone with an understanding of what current companies consider “good” business … Continue reading

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The Taylorist Classroom?

Posted by Ben Reynolds   May 8, 2013 In the latest issue of Jacobin, Shawn Gude argues that the neoliberal education reform movement, in pushing for standardized testing, privatizations, and union breaking, represents a top-down attempt to implement the industrial techniques … Continue reading

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Is Jeff Bliss a Rotten Apple or a Gold Star?

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On Monday, an incident occurred between a student and teacher in a social studies class at Duncanville High School in Dallas, Texas.  The incident was caught on video, posted on YouTube, and quickly went viral…

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What we can learn from the rise and fall of Michelle Rhee

by Jason Stanford on April 17,2013 At some point, we need to stop believing in miracles, at least in education. While we’re still getting over the RICO indictments handed down in the Atlanta cheating scandal comes the revelation that the … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee: Wrong again

Her education “reform” movement sends the lovely message that communities should stay out of their schools By David Sirota Former DC schools chancellor Michelle Rhee Most who are reading these words will probably agree that our country is facing a … Continue reading

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Impasses in Group Decision-Making: Part I; pressure tactics | Chaco Canyon Consulting

Impasses in Group Decision-Making: Part I; pressure tactics | Chaco Canyon Consulting.

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You Can’t Be Effective When You’re Too Smart For Your Own Good

You Can’t Be Effective When You’re Too Smart For Your Own Good REBLOGGED FROM:   FASTCOMPANY By Patty Azzarello     August 16, 2012 Congratulations, smartypants, you’ve got the highest IQ in the room–too bad it’ll make you a pain to work with. Here … Continue reading

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Using Metrics

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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

July 17, 2012 | 10:48 AM | By MindShift By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that promises to shepherd us through these uncertain and challenging … Continue reading

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