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Race to Self Destruction: A History Lesson for Education Reformers

Race to the Top, Obama Administration’s $4.35 billion education initiative, has been touted many times by the President and his Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as “the most meaningful education reform in a generation”. It is also been proposed as the blueprint for the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently bearing the […]

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Curiosity: The Curricular Cindarella

Curiously, curiosity is no-where to be found in reform measures being debated today.  Rather, curiosity is left to scrub the proverbial floors of our education institutions.  It’s the forgotten and malnourished stepdaughter of NCLB and mistreated stepsister of Race to the Top.  Click on some of the speeches by President Obama and Secretary Duncan and […]

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The President’s Race to the Top

On July 29th, 2009, the Department of Education announced the release of a competitive grant program available all states called Race to the Top, or the State Incentive Grant Fund. This program provides 4.3 billion dollars in grant monies to states that demonstrate “significant education reforms across four assurance areas.” 50% of these monies will […]

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Finding Woodstock Today

Hindsight has judged Woodstock well, especially against the bilious contrast of today’s gun wielding protesters at town halls meetings. “Where have all the flower children gone?” one might ask. Well, reading the myriad 40th anniversary Woodstock rememberances, it would seem that many of them are sitting in front of computer screens and writing.  And, just […]

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Promises to the Future of Education

Okay, I know this is old news, but I’m new to blogging, so I wanted a chance to add my two cents about our President’s promises about the economic stimulus package and education. Here is the excerpt from his February 24th address to the nation taken from cnn.com… “The third challenge we must address is […]

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