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Ones and Zeroes

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

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  One hundred years ago, people were faced with the choice of learning to read or remaining illiterate laborers who would be left behind as have-nots in a rapidly modernizing world. In the coming century, being ...

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“Smart” Kids and Hard Tests

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 6, 2013

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  A couple of weeks ago now, I attended the forum on the Common Core standards in Albany with Commissioner King. The parents and teachers and board members and principals who spoke were as a rule eloquent. ...

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Race to Nowhere

by The Staff April 20, 2011

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Last year there was a peculiar documentary (Waiting for “Superman”) in which the filmmakers seemed to suggest that all the problems of education in America could be solved by opening more charter schools. A different ...

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