Tag Archives: Educational Reform

Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

Teachers shut down airport in Mexico City. Photos by Jesús Villaseca for The Rag Blog Protesting radical education ‘reforms’: Militant teachers block Mexico City airport The action was part of a series of escalating protests against the passage, without discussion, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

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Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

Drive-by teachers: The Wal-Mart model. Image from Gawker. Drive-by teachers: The great TFA/charter school scam ‘Short careers by choice’ translates into teachers being reduced to low-wage information-age delivery clerks while most ‘learning’ is done by students sitting in front of … finish reading Mike Klonsky : Drive-By Teachers and the Great Charter School Scam

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Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

Militant teachers demonstrate in Mexico City, May 15, 2013. Photo by Fritz Schtickelmeyer / MexDFmagazine. Marching against education ‘reforms’:Teachers’ Day in Mexico: Teachers who earn about $600 a month, work two jobs, and bear constant insults in the media, see … finish reading Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

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Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Feds Crack Down on Teachers Protesting Educational ‘Reform’

Mexican federal police confront protesting teachers in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, on April 4, 2013. Photo by  EFE / STR. Image from La Prensa (San Antonio). Mexican teachers take the streetsagainst standardized tests Teachers in Guerrero, tired of the hostility of the … finish reading Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Feds Crack Down on Teachers Protesting Educational ‘Reform’

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Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

An estimated 10,000 education advocates gathered at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, February 23, 2013. Photo by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog. Texans rally to save our schools Behind the Capitol edifice, I hope lawmakers are listening. These … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Texans Rally to Save Our Schools

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Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

Image from Diary of a Public School Teacher. Race to the bottom: Educating Obama Inspiration and curiosity and breadth and depth in learning are often usurped by crowded and underfunded schools, high stakes testing, zero tolerance and incarceration, and the … finish reading Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

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Patrick Youngblood : ‘Reform’ and Squeezing ‘Value’ Out of Students

Image from Chicago Now.The school ‘reform’ movement: Squeezing ‘value’ out of students By Patrick Youngblood | The Rag Blog | May 18, 2012 As a public high school teacher and a parent I think often about the role of schools … finish reading Patrick Youngblood : ‘Reform’ and Squeezing ‘Value’ Out of Students

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Rick Ayers and Bill Ayers : Really Show Teachers the Love

Reframe the education debate:How we can show teachers the love Don’t allow education to be defined as an endless Social Darwinist competition. By Rick Ayers and Bill Ayers / The Rag Blog / May 14, 2012 Last week (May 7-11, … finish reading Rick Ayers and Bill Ayers : Really Show Teachers the Love

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FILM / Rick Ayers : An Inconvenient Superman

An Inconvenient Superman:Davis Guggenheim’s new filmhijacks school reformBy Rick Ayers / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2010 Davis Guggenheim’s 2010 film Waiting for Superman is a slick marketing piece full of half-truths and distortions. The film suggests the problems … finish reading FILM / Rick Ayers : An Inconvenient Superman

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Harry Targ : Higher Education Headed in Wrong Direction

Editorial cartoon by Mark Weber / iHaveNet.21st Century higher education:An institution in crisis By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 1, 2010 The modern university At my home university, only Coca-Cola products can be distributed on campus as … finish reading Harry Targ : Higher Education Headed in Wrong Direction

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Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming “President Tom Buchanan’s self-satisfied bromides do nothing to disguise the fact that the principle of free and open intellectual exchange has suffered a defeat at the University of Wyoming. As the AAUP has argued … finish reading Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

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Congress and Health Care : ‘Ye Love Wealth Better Than Liberty’

Sameul Adams: “Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.” If proposed health care legislation is to be a farce and a sham, [I hope] that the progressives… will vote it down, and deny the insurance and drug companies … finish reading Congress and Health Care : ‘Ye Love Wealth Better Than Liberty’

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