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Lots of people are apparently holding their breath, waiting to see what happens in the United States on November 6, 2012. Annecdotal evidence suggests that American enterprise is entering into ...
by hannah
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I am reminded of a famous letter, dated October 13, 1862 that President Lincoln wrote General George B. McClellan, who had already been removed at the Commander in Chief of the Amry but was still ...
by NNadir
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 05:27 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
It could happen. The first round of the French Presidential election is to be held on Sunday, with the runoff on May 6th. Every ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 09:15 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
I remember the day that the poor kids showed up at our school. It was in 1964. Classes had already started, and I was in second grade, surrounded by my familiar friends from my mostly white, mostly ...
by jeff bryant
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 05:29 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Great short article over at the Atlantic - What Americans Keep ...
by taonow
Comment Count 100 comments on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 09:42 AM PST with 49 Recommends
or more precisely, Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland? , is simply put the one must read to begin to ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 35 comments on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 02:47 AM PST with 56 Recommends
With the publication of Pasi Sahlberg's Finnish Lessons , the education reform debate in the U.S. ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 08:23 AM PST with 9 Recommends
was given yesterday at the National Opportunity to Learn Education Summit by Diane Ravitch. You can read the entire text here (...
by teacherken
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM PST with 35 Recommends
No, I am not quoting Al Michaels at the end of the Lake Placid Gold Medal Hockey game. Rather, I am quoting my friend Diane Ravitch, for the title ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 01:41 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Amazing. If one reads anti-nuclear blogs her on the DK or "out in the World", so to speak, you'd be seeing, or thinking, nuclear is finished, it's all going to be wind mills and solar cells and ...
by davidwalters
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 08:46 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland) have long served as models for worldly progressives everywhere. They're indisputably some the most left-leaning of the developed, ...
by BluePlatypus
Comment Count 75 comments on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 05:43 AM PDT with 83 Recommends
On Thursday night I saw the premiere of "The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System." This is the latest film by Robert Compton, who perhaps best known for "Two ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 04:45 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
The 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8 2011 Press Statement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ...
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 11:58 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Hi, all. Today's report features: Winning the Future in Education: The President speaks at TechBoston Academy in Massachusetts. Energy Update: Expanding safe, ...
by Kat 4 Obama
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 04:00 AM PST with 15 Recommends
On the Jan 3rd Common Dreams website, Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader commiserate with each other: “The Left Has Nowhere to Go”. Every night on MSNBC Ed Schultz wonders aloud as he pounds ...
by Deena Stryker
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 09:44 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In all the sound and fury over the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell , you might think that the issue of marriage equality has been put on the backburner. But make no mistake: important events ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 07:51 PM PST with 18 Recommends
While many of you back in the States have been rightly very focused on the recent midterm elections, I have been in Europe fulfilling my college major's requirement that I spend a semester studying ...
by billyleeblack16
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 04:38 PM PST with 27 Recommends
A strange thing has been happening...in Finland. On October 12, there was a televised debate on the Finnish station YLE featuring Christian Democrat leader, P�ivi R�s�nen, Bishop of ...
by rserven
Comment Count 66 comments on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
A program on BBC described the success of Finland's schools and what it tells us is that we are doing all the wrong things in our effort to reform American schooling. My apologies to Daily Kos if ...
by Woodworker
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
According to the Jakarta Globe , there are now about 100,000 legally married same sex ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 03:27 PM PDT with 7 Recommends