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Martin Luther and Walt Disney as Teachers of Reading

As a university supervisor of secondary level student teachers in English at San Jose State, I’ve spent a good deal of time over the past three decades observing students at the middle and high school levels reading and responding to what they read. Often, as I observe these classrooms, I see teachers behaving as if the Lutheran revolution was the only game in town.   You know the general story. Luther […]

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Holiday Greetings from the Walton Family Foundation

[Gordon Lafer, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center] Jennifer Berkshire, educational investigative reporter extraordinaire and blogger under the moniker of “EduShyster,” has recently entered an exceptional, and exceptionally important, blog posting (see here). It’s an interview with Gordon Lafer [decidedly NOT to be confused with economist Arthur Laffer),  a political economist and an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center. […]

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The pitchforks are coming — for us plutocrats

This article by Nick Hanauer in the July/August 2014 edition of Politico Magazine  (see here) is an eloquent argument for the imperative need to raise the minimum wage.  As I’ve written in earlier posts and comments, those truly interested in “eductional reform” in this nation should be “manning the barricides,” or rather “peopling the barricades,” to demand that this be done.  Good for Nick Hanauer, one of the elite group […]

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