Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Food for Thought: Links to an assortment of articles and posts about key issues in education

The Attack on American Education
Robert Reich, Wal Street Pit, 12/22/10

In this article, the author provides examples of how many states in the US are cutting back funding for K-12 and higher education. School nurses, psychologists, technologists, counselors, social workers, librarians, special educators will be seen in fewer numbers in many states, in an effort to focus limited funds to support classroom teachers. In many states, teachers will have more students in each classroom, and less support for assisting the growing number of students who are "high risk" or have special needs.

Scholar's School Reform U-Turns Shakes Up Debate (About Diane Ravitch)
Sam Dillon, New York Times, 3/2/2010

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2010
Larry Ferlazzo, Huffington Post, 12/27/10
(Larry is an English teacher)

(I'll add more to this post soon!)

Somewhat Related

 Larry Ferlazzo's blog post, "The Best Sites for Collaborative Storytelling"

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