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 […]

“No Dog in this Fight”

September 12, 2011 2

When someone says: I had no dog in this fight Look out!  What they are saying is that they do (or did), but don’t want to admit it.  Personally, I have never seen any claim of impartiality that […]

History Demands Nonviolent Resistance from Us

August 3, 2011 5

We are living in extraordinary times.  The gulf between rich and poor has widened to its greatest since the Gilded Age: executive salaries have skyrocketed 23% in just over a year, while wages (when adjusted […]

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 […]

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