Tag Archives: Public Schools

What Are We Doing to Public Education in the Name of School Reform?: High-Stakes Testing and the Demise of the “Artist-Teacher”

By Elaine Magliaro Vicki Cobb, an author of nonfiction  books for children, is a former science teacher. She has published more than eighty titles “for grades K-8 that cover physics, chemistry and biology, biographies, geography and the human body.” In 2012, she received a Lifetime … Continue reading

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Center for Media and Democracy’s Report Shows Federal Government Has Spent Over $3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows Where the Money Went

By Elaine Magliaro The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) PR Watch reported last week on the $3.3 billion that the federal government has spent fueling the charter school industry in this country over the past two decades. According to a new … Continue reading

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John Oliver on the Negative Effects of Too Much Standardized Testing on Our Children and Our Public Schools (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro School reformers have claimed for years that our public schools and our public school teachers are failing our children. In Washington, policies put in place to help reform our schools have brought us the disastrous No Child … Continue reading

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Former New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert on How Millionaire and Billionaire School Reformers Are Ruining Public Education in the United States

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, I wrote a post about Bob Herbert and his new book titled Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America. Herbert, who was a columnist for the New York Times for eighteen years, … Continue reading

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