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Psst, Dan Pink, Educators Don't Sell, They Engage

s it conceivable that Dan Pink isn't reifying a market-based model of teaching and learning?

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The Real Education Reform Choice: Democracy or a Doctrine of Repression

Is the damage current education policy and politics has wrought upon our understanding of the purpose of schools reversible

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Is Personalization in Education About Students or Profit?

We graft the free market model onto a wholly incompatible field of ideas in education—markets are driven by profit, not learning.

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Stop Exploring 'Innovative Education Models', We Need Action Now

When enough people are moving, that's a revolution.


I've recently been drawn to a slew of impassioned posts from several strong voices in education, each managing more than the last to confirm we're headed towards a defining moment in the history of our schools: a shift from an exploration of more effective models of teaching and learning, to an ethical imperative to implement them in our schools.

Jonathan Martin confirms, in an authoritative survey of research on project-based learning that “instead of talking about whether PBL will work, we should focus on what is needed to make it work for our schools and students.” Similarly, Bo Adams invites us to turn our attention from discussions about the importance of student voice and self-direction, to more concrete actions to honor them:

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