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The Answer Sheet Archive: Mark Phillips

The day all the public schools died

A laugh/cry satire: Public schools close as a result of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Students and teachers flock to Mark Zuckerberg's new Textbook. Eminen's anthem for frustrated teachers wins a Grammy. Wikileaks delivers the final blow. And more.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 24, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Laugh and cry, Mark Phillips  | Tags:  amazon, eminem, facebook, mark zuckerberg, no child left behind, public schools, race to the top, school reform, secretary of education, textbook, wikileaks  
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Democracy in schools: Preached but not practiced

Schools are supposed to teach democracy, develop engaged and responsible citizens, and create an intelligent and street-smart electorate. Most don’t.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 30, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  George Wood, Guest Bloggers, High School, Mark Phillips, Student Life  
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A narcissistic approach to education reform

An educator writes: "I haven’t read any Kafka in recent years, but I don’t really need to. I just pick up the newspaper or turn on CNN and catch up with the latest in the worlds of politics and education."

By Valerie Strauss  | November 12, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Educational leadership, Guest Bloggers, Mark Phillips, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  21st century skills, bloggers, cathie black, cathleen black, hearst mgazines, joel klein, klein legacy, mark phillips, meg whitman, michael bloomberg, michelle rhee, narcissism, new york city chancellor, new york city schools, nyc schools, popular mechanics, the twilight zone  
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