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The Back-to-School-Night Speech

s this working? [taps microphone] I do believe it is! OK, if everyone can please find a seat, we’d like to get started. Thanks so much for coming out tonight! We’ve reserved plenty of time for discussion ? obviously I’m not going to talk at you all evening, just as our teachers don’t spend most […]

Well, “Duh” 10 Obvious Truths That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring

his essay is an abridged version of the introduction to Feel-Bad Education … And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling (Beacon Press, 2011) The field of education bubbles over with controversies. It’s not unusual for intelligent people of good will to disagree passionately about what should happen in schools. But there are certain precepts […]