The “He Said/She Said” of Education

October 10, 2011 1

Jay Rosen provides a smell test for he said/she said journalism: There’s a public dispute. The dispute makes news. No real attempt is made to assess clashing truth claims in the story, even though they are in some sense […]

[Self] Pep Talk

July 1, 2011 1

[WARNING: the “pep talk” part of this takes a while to get to…and it’s probably not all that peppy, but headed in the right direction I think…] Hard to watch or read any news for […]

No More Teachers?

July 1, 2011 3

At the start of “Good-bye, Teacher… “ Fred Keller quotes one version of that old doggerel: Good-bye scholars, good-bye school; Good-bye teacher, darned old fool! I learned it as: Good-bye pencils, good-bye books; Good-bye teachers’ dirty […]

Mr. Picketman – “Fight On”

June 16, 2011 0

Looking forward to the launch of the first full issue of Raging Chicken Press? Here’s a little mood music to keep your political passions burning:

Students Hold Fate in Their Own Hands

April 10, 2011 0

Over the past week or so, there has been renewed attention to the ways in which Pennsylvania students — students in PASSHE and the state-related universities (Temple, Lincoln, Pitt, and Penn State) — have mobilized […]