Category Archives: Education

Education Reform Under Obama is Bush’s NCLB Recycled

On July 29, 2010, President Obama gave an hour long speech at the National Urban League’s 100th anniversary convention in which he laid out his education reform blueprint for the nation and responded to criticisms of his plan from civil … Continue reading

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Teacher Portfolio

Teacher Portfolio

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A Teaching Unit on Genocide Using “In My Hands”

The Use of In My Hands in a Unit on Genocide

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Values and Beliefs

“People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.” Thomas Mann’s assertion is seemingly uncontroversial, and yet it completely escapes us even in a modern, post-enlightenment industrialized democracy. Rather than as a … Continue reading

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Discussion of Maxine Greene’s “Liberal Education and the Newcomer”

“Clearly, we have left the young, as Arendt put it, ‘to their own devices.’ We may not have loved them enough to prepare them ‘for the task of renewing a common world.” In “Liberal Education and the Newcomer,” Maxine Greene … Continue reading

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Review of Kevin Kumashiro’s “The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America’s Schools”

“Common sense does not tell us that this is what schools could be doing; it tells us that this and only this is what schools should be doing.” In The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the … Continue reading

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