Diane’s Personal Blog

  • Laura Chapman: The Online Bamboozlers – November 23, 2014
    You dont have to look far into the future to see the technology sector circling the schools, giving generously to elected officials, hyping the wonders of computers instead of teachers (so much cheaper, and compu [...]
  • Joanne Yatvin: In Praise of Small Schools – November 23, 2014
    Joanne Yatvin has been a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent in Oregon. She is a reading specialist. Here she defends the small school idea. My own view is that there is a trade-off. A large school offers [...]
  • Andrea Gabor: What Deming Could Teach the Education Reformers – November 23, 2014
    Andrea Gabor, who is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College, is an expert on the life and philosophy of W. Edwards Deming. Deming has been widely credited with reviving the Japanese econ [...]
  • Jeannie Kaplan: Denver’s Data-Driven Performance Fiction – November 23, 2014
    Jeannie Kaplan was a member of the Denver school board for many years. She is a knowledgeable critic of the steady drumbeat of reform. Despite a decade of corporate-style reform, she says, Denver has little to sh [...]
  • Georgia: Last Two Gulen Charter Schools in the State Are Closed – November 22, 2014
    The Fulton County school board in Georgia voted to end its connection with the last two Gulen charter schools in the state. The Gulen schools, one of the largest chains in the country, are associated with a reclu [...]

powered by RSS Just Better 0.7 plugin