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Class Struggle: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Trying to open this blog to your good comments soon

I am just getting back from vacation, feeling abandoned. No comments on my last two posts. But before I could get too far in my downward emotional spiral, several of you told me that the blog was refusing all comments. (Okay, I should have checked, but I was hurting inside.)

By Jay Mathews  |  August 13, 2010; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: Jay distraught, but relieve to learn it is a technical mishap, he requests assistance, no comments  
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Two students write about their futures

I have two guest columnists today, Patricia and Luis. Their teacher, Michael L. Conners, introduced me to their work. They cannot use their last names here because both are in the United States illegally.

By Jay Mathews  |  August 12, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Trends  | Tags: AP program, Columbia Heights Education Center, formerly Bell Multicultural High School, high school student essays, illegal immigrants  
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Whiff of wisdom on new common standards

The D-Ed Reckoning blog, the work of two smart people who call themselves KDeRosa and Catherine Johnson, had as its top-of-the-blog pull quote recently this endorsement by me: "Doesn't put me to sleep." That's true, but I would have mentioned the blog even if it didn't use my name because of a flurry of posts by KDeRosa that are remarkable in their depth and clarity.

By Jay Mathews  |  August 10, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: D-Ed Reckoning blog, difference between induction and constructivism, the loose language of the new common standards  
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