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    Archive for June, 2008

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    Another manifesto…starring me, again, of course

    OK. This is getting downright odd. I posted a couple of days ago about the Broader/Bolder project/movement and how the core ideas in that manifesto overlapped with many of the statements I made in my “This I Believe” post a while back. I even jokingly accused them of ripping me off. Well, today we got […]


    If education were like professional sports

    *teachers would choose not to participate in school activities because they are unsatisfied with the terms of the last three years of their contract worth an overall $25 million. *the best teachers would be drafted onto the faculties of the lowest performing schools, and we’d spend a lot of time trying to prognosticate who is […]


    Patting myself on the back?!?!

    By now you’ve perhaps read the Time magazine article, seen the New York Times ad, and/or read/heard elsewhere about this “movement” dubbed “The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education” spearheaded by Lawrence Mishel, Helen Ladd, Pedro Noguera and Tom Payzant. The list of signatories reads like a who’s who of educational and/or social policy and is […]


    NECC and the Digital Equity Summit (the epilogue)

    So, I got an e-mail from ISTE.  Don Knezek himself.  He asked if I’d call him directly (on his cell phone!) to discuss my concerns about a fee being attached to attendance at the Digital Equity Summit.  So, I did. He told me that a lot of consideration went into the decision to attach a […]


    The Ed. Tech. Echo Chamber?

    I’m sure I’m not the first to write about this, but Scott McLeod delivered his latest list of the (potentially) top 50 P-12 education blogs and he got me thinking. The list is what it is…a ranking based on one metric: how many other blogs (and blogs only) have linked to a given blog. As […]