Monthly Archives: July 2014

If we want change we have to step forward

The Bad Ass Teachers Association is converging on Washington DC. Because We want kids to have a chance at childhood We want kids to have a chance to learn in their own way We want to push back standardized testing … Continue reading

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unschooling; a story and a story

It’s a real story. I was a young girl who wanted to be a scientist. I wanted to go into medicine… to search for cures for diseases… to spend my days looking at cellular life and discovering clues to the … Continue reading

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Why Poor Schools Can’t Succeed on Standardized Tests

I am mute with anger and sadness after reading this Why Poor Schools Can’t Succeed on Standardized Tests.

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Charter School Fail: Bats Explain Why

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The Heart of the Matter

  …is that schools that matter and make a difference in people’s lives, depend on strong community involvement where all have a voice. Compassion and true empathy grows naturally in a school that matters. Optimism, joy and a deep abiding … Continue reading

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The Great Helmsman Need Not Apply Here….

Continued reading and reflection on the search for school that matters… It’s important to look closely at how parents and faculty are invited to participate in the life of a school. How are decisions made? How is the community grouped … Continue reading

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In Search of School…..notes from aero conference 2014

So what makes a school last?   “In order for a new school to operate in a well-grounded fashion, it first needs to learn about its roots-the origins of the guiding ideals on which it is based. Moreover, any organization … Continue reading

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