Tag Archives: Education

TCS: Notes from the Field

Good Morning! ___________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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From the ABC’s of Privatizing Public Education: A Is for ALEC, I is for iPad…and P Is for Profits

By Elaine Magliaro (NOTE: This article was originally posted at Res Ipsa Loquitor on July 28, 2013.) According to Cashing in on Kids: 139 ALEC Bills in 2013 Promote a Private, For-Profit Education Model, a special report published by the … Continue reading

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Should the High Teacher Turnover Rate in Charter Schools Be a Cause for Concern?

By Elaine Magliaro (NOTE: This article was originally posted at Res Ipsa Loquitor on September 7, 2013) In a recent New York Times article titled At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice, Mitoko Rich wrote of how charter schools seem … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Poetry Month: Taylor Mali Performs His Poem “I’ll Fight You for the Library”

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO About Taylor Mali: Mali is a poet who “emerged from the poetry slam movement.” Mali spent nine years in the classroom. He says he taught “everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation.” He describes … Continue reading

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