Driving Out Our Best Teachers

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Mark Naison: How you can improve the quality of a profession by subjecting its members to public ridicule and abuse, in everything from campaign speeches, to editorials, to Hollywood films, is a mystery that I am too dense to unravel

The Hypocrisy of Current Initiatives to “Improve Teacher Quality”

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Mark Naison: Teach For America has done NOTHING to improve the quality of the teaching profession. And their policies are symptomatic of an ideological trap that all Education Reformers have fallen into.

10 Most Read Articles — April 14 to 21, 2012

Mark Naison’s “Education Reformers and The New Jim Crow” led this week’s top 10 most read articles, followed by Berry Craig’s and Tom Degan’s look at nutcase Ted Nugent’s recent rant.

10 Most Read Articles — April 7 to 14, 2012

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This week, we welcome a new writer to the fold, lawyer and educator Sheria Reid, whose debut article, “The Problem with White Guilt,” landed in the second spot behind Julie Discoll’s discussion of reports of neo-Nazis showing their grotesque colors in Sanford,

Education Reformers and “The New Jim Crow”

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Mark Naison: Current school reform policies represent a brilliant tactic to avoid dealing with the real causes of poverty and inequality in society, while finding a convenient scapegoat in public school teachers and their unions.

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