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Class Struggle: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

They Messed With the Wrong Blogger

Michele Kerr (she tells me it is pronounced “cur”) is a hard-working educator and Web surfer who is often mean to me. This is probably a good thing. When I post something stupid, Kerr—using her nom de Internet, “Cal...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 24, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  
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Jay on the Web: Joy and Equality in Public Education

Houston high school teacher, Jesse Alred, of the Examiner, wrote an interesting analysis of one of Jay Mathews' columns about balancing hard work with play and injecting more joy into the classroom. Alred agrees with Mathews on "the joy factor,"...

By Sarah Mimms  |  July 23, 2009; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: Jay Mathews, charter schools, equality, public education  
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Jay on the Web: Which Makes A Bigger Difference - Good Teachers or Administrative Processes?

This week, Elena Silva of The Quick and the Ed blog took issue with Jay Mathews' critique of "Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools," a recent book about the successes of the Montgomery Public...

By Sarah Mimms  |  July 22, 2009; 1:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: Elena Silva, Leading for Equity,  
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Casting Doubt on My Pro-Testing Bias

The scholarly Rothstein family, father Richard and son Jesse, are taking turns removing the intellectual underpinnings of people like me who want to judge schools based on standardized tests. Richard, of the Economic Policy Institute, recently published a fine...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 21, 2009; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Admissions 101: Do We Have the Guts to Tell Our Kids We Can't Afford Their Dream Schools?

Cathy W. has posed a thorny scenario over in Admissions 101: "Your child has been accepted at the school of their dreams (or perhaps yours), but the price tag is shocking. Should you have allowed you child apply to the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 21, 2009; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Admissions 101  
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Metro Monday: What Is Montgomery Schools' Secret?

If you don’t like Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of schools in Montgomery County, do not take the new book “Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools” to the beach for your summer reading. Your...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 20, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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