A more democratic public education


We elect officials that set policy and we elect school board members thinking of public education as democratic but it really does not provide enough autonomy for students and teachers. A more democratic education system might be the remedy for the pathology in public education rather than our current treating of the symptoms. Dr. Christopher Emdin addresses … Continue reading A more democratic public education

Who is vouching for school vouchers?


I am neither pro or anti voucher even though there is strong visceral feelings and image signaling from educators around this topic. I wonder if it is only treating a symptom of our education disease and that external factors like the internet and population growth have created a dynamic that will far more transform public education. Mostly, I am … Continue reading Who is vouching for school vouchers?

Question the effectiveness of homework and flossing.


You do not need to have a post-modern disposition to question the effectiveness of homework. You likely did as an eight grader and as the parent of an eighth grader late on a Wednesday night. Alfie Kohn has taken the no-homework charge for some time and the message even began to go mainstream.It looks like the … Continue reading Question the effectiveness of homework and flossing.

It is the side effects that will kill you.


Several years ago after discussing research practices with a colleague in nursing, I was intrigued with associating the processes of medical research into that of education and viewing technology as an intervention and measuring the impact. Yang Zhoa brilliantly takes associating medical research methodology even further, in a recent article in the Journal of Education Change, by considering that … Continue reading It is the side effects that will kill you.