High Stakes Testing Ground Zero…And the Revolution that Followed

Too many policy makers continue to bow to high-profile “reformers” who advise them that we should run our schools like a factory where assembly line workers get bonuses for hitting their number.…

An alternative to arming teachers…Con mucho gusto

We are struggling to make sense of the senseless violence in an elementary school in Connecticut. Good people all over the world are thinking about how to prevent another tragedy and coming to very different conclusions. A friend, a devoted…

Our Babies…The Tragedy at Sandy Hook

Our babies died Friday. Their teachers died trying to save them. The school custodian took his life in his hands running through the hall shouting a warning about the shooter in the building. There are no words that will comfort…

Standing up for middle class families in Michigan

Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has is forcing hardworking Michiganders down a path that will lead to fewer jobs, lower wages, crumbling communities, and a weaker economy.…

Standing up for middle class families in Michigan

Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has is forcing hardworking Michiganders down a path that will lead to fewer jobs, lower wages, crumbling communities, and a weaker economy.…

Gaby Pacheco: Student, Dreamer and Rabble Rouser

Undocumented immigrant children have few rights, but they do have the right to go to a public school. Gaby worked hard and got good grades. Her teachers recommended her for a gifted and talented program. In middle school she was…

Are We Really Going to Do Surgery With An Ax? Really?

To get this done in a purposeful way that protects the middle class and protects communities, we will need a critical mass of reasonable people who have to see that you cannot hack your way out of this. Across the…

What’s Ahead for Education in the Lame Duck?

What’s the “fiscal showdown,” and what will it mean for federal education dollars beginning January, 2013? Who’ll feel the proposed cuts and what can we do to prevent them?…

The Election is Over…So Where Do We Go From Here?

I was not neutral in this race. I see the re-election of President Obama as an important way forward for our students, preschool to graduate school. But the election is not the end. It’s the beginning of some very hard…

Lily Talks Education on Univision

In case you missed it, Lily was featured in an education related piece on the national Univision Network. (So was Jeb Bush, but he is not a teacher).…