What would be your position on improving the teaching profession, including recruitment, teacher training, compensation, and assignment to low-income schools?
Actually I didn't have a big vision. Photos courtesy of Jack Miller and Diane Ravitch. I'm embarrassed about the people who have been touting small schools in the last 10 years.
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The Global Search for Education: I see district after district where charters drain funding and top students away from the public schools. Third, to provide accurate and timely information about the condition and progress of education, including support for the no-stakes National Assessment of Educational Progress. Not really, just a belief in the importance of kids being part of a community that included grown-ups -- parents and teachers.
It makes no sense. I'm absolutely convinced that people eventually rise up. It is not the role of the Department of Education to foist its own unproven preferences -- like evaluating teachers by student test scores or charter schools or merit pay -- on states and districts. Among the others, some were started by teachers but now are very top-down, not very democratic at all.
I still believe it's the answer. How has your vision of small schools and school reform changed since the founding of Central Park East 37 years ago? Teachers should be paid more for taking on additional responsibilities; they should not have their pay or evaluation tied to test scores of students.
I would also disallow education degrees earned online.
The US lags far behind the rest of the world in establishing high-quality early childhood education. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Standardized tests reflect gaps, they don't close them.
Michael Block US , Dr. In the schools that serve the neediest children, class sizes should be reduced to no more than 20.
I oppose school choice outside the public school system. Another factor was that the district superintendent Tony Alvarado wanted to create a whole series of neighborhood alternative small schools. Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem , which became must reading for us small schools activists in the '90s.