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cutting your own throat?

June 8, 2011

The idea that the South commemorates/venerates the Civil War is not new but the analysis here — that the decision to focus on manual agriculture, rather than do anything that might add value or elevate the status of slaves or freedmen — was right to the point. It’s understood that the North prevailed due to […]

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What’s Finland got that we ain’t got?

December 4, 2010

Link: What’s Finland got that we ain’t got? NEA – What we can learn from Finland’s successful school reform Couple of things come to mind:  Finland is a pretty homogeneous place, not a lot of immigrants to accommodate, in either numbers or diverse languages It has a reputation for social equality (as does the rest […]

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That this question needs to be asked says a lot.

November 27, 2010

Link: That this question needs to be asked says a lot. Was any school ever improved by closing it? Did students get better education or learn English because their school was closed?

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what determines readiness for school?

November 16, 2010

So what’s magical about the age of five for children to enter school? And what should they be expected to do and know at that age? Are there any entry requirements for entering school? We have a lot of assessments of kids at various levels, both formal and informal, from daily/weekly checkins to report cards […]

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