Anger Management

July 20, 2011 | Blog

I am appalled by this malicious attack on teachers and teachers’ unions by Jay Greene. He claims that teachers are…

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Why Can’t Democratic Leaders Break It Down Like Jon?

March 4, 2011 | Blog

Jon Stewart makes a compelling defense of teachers on the March 3rd Daily Show. He juxtaposes numerous comments made on…

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A New Year

January 8, 2011 | Blog

We hope all our readers enjoyed relaxing holidays and have returned refreshed for the new year. While our family and…

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Silver Linings

December 3, 2010 | Blog

It’s probably no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I’m a Democrat. That said, in my professional life,…

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Building A Better Teacher

December 2, 2010 | Blog

If you haven’t been reading the excellent “Building A Better Teacher” news series in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, you should be….

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Teacher Voices: The VIVA Project

September 22, 2010 | Blog

The VIVA Project is a new initiative that gives teachers an opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, and inform education policy…

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LA Times Value Added Editorial

September 3, 2010 | Blog

The Los Angeles Times editorial page gets it mostly right today on the value-added issue (“Good teachers, good students,” September…

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More Grist for the Value-Added Mill

September 1, 2010 | Blog

Here is additional smart and pithy commentary on the current value-added conversation that I wasn’t able to incorporate into yesterday’s…

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This Is Rich

July 14, 2010 | Blog

This policy proposal from Senate Republican Leader Jon Kyl (of Arizona) with a $678 billion price tag — yes, BILLION…

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Hire This Teacher!

June 27, 2010 | Blog

Welcome to a special new series of the Education Optimists: the Promising New Teachers Award! We aim to identify, praise,…

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