Dana Goldstein

Over the past couple of days, I have witnessed almost universal praise for Dana Goldstein’s Why Kids Can’t Write*. Since
If the theory of action behind NCLB is that better education will lead to less disparity, the data suggest this theory is dead wrong.
Goldstein's history of top-down efforts to control teachers is a reminder of the truism that history repeats itself, ultimately as a farce. To liberate our profession, however, teachers must fight the larger battle, so that history doesn't repeat itself as a tragedy.
Kids need to learn how to fail, take responsibility for themselves, and love learning.
Not knowing what they don't know, Deasy et. al demand a complete focus on remediation of students weaknesses in order to improve test scores. They have concentrated completely on the narrow portions of children's brains that bubble-in tests measure.
I would gladly support an old-fashioned subsidy to give the testing companies and the consultants the profits they seek, in return for not turning schools into test-prep factories.
Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.
Writing my doctoral dissertation on "The Future of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here?" in 1995, I never imagined the answer to that question would be found in the streets of Tehran.