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Tag Archive for ‘Child Poverty’

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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michelle rhee’s real legacy: masking the importance of child poverty

Matt Bruenig of Salon.com has written a trenchant and sobering assessment of Michelle Rhee’s relatively brief tenure as the national “face of educational reform” (see here). His main point can’t be emphasized often enough, especially concerning the unspoken complicity of extraordinarily wealthy philanthropists in financially promoting educational reform while effectively diverting our attention from their own active or tacit contribution to one of the root causes of disparate student achievement: […]

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