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bob-levin's picture
Oct.11.2013
A fellow contributor to THE BROAD STREET REVIEW made this denoted contribution http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/why_public_schoo... in which he argued that the solution to there being insufficient funds for public education was that people have fewer children.  My Letter...
w-l-hoffman's picture
Oct.09.2013
This past week, my inner voice drove me to abandon work and attend an afternoon lecture on “Free Will & Philosophy” given by a Philosophy Professor from a top University. As an aside, we all need to listen to those subtle instincts and energies that guide our paths. That’s a hard task for many...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.28.2013
Seeds For Change: Education Reform in Context, by Dr. Jennifer Little In this rather short book, Dr. Little asks hundreds of questions, all hard ones, all prescient ones. Her project here isn’t to reinvent education per se, but to ask what it will take to reinvent what was once the world’s most...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Jul.18.2012
My parents had high academic expectations for me at Redwood High. I felt it was a new opportunity to make good, and I would buckle down. I told my counselor my goal was to attend the University of Southern California. High school meant a huge step towards adulthood, and towards this shining city on...
amy-m-abbott's picture
Jun.25.2012
Reflect for a moment on the man Leonardo da Vinci, considered one of the greatest men in all world history.   If the young Leonardo was a student in the American public education system today, which part of his curriculum would you eliminate in this climate of budget cuts?  The arts?...
jane-p-perry's picture
Feb.24.2012
Mass actions are being planned for February 28 to stand up in nonviolent demonstration against the rubber bullets, baton beating, tear gas, and mass arrests of occupiers.  So far, Occupy New York City, Occupy Chicago, Occupy Cleveland, Occupy Houston, Occupy Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Occupy...
alex-fraser's picture
Jan.19.2012
  The idea of Education as a market for profit, which I first confronted over 20 years ago, 30 actually, is now well advanced. "Let every would be CEO open his own school and rake in the bucks!" The following is expressed by Chris Hedges at Truthdig: Why the United States Is Destroying Its...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Oct.24.2011
I have my sixth grade report card from 1967. Royal Vale Elementary,  the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal or PSBGM. VG as in Very Good in every subject, no teacher comments at all.  Despite the fact I missed 36 days  of school that year - and this not because I was sick -...
kathryn-stripling-byer's picture
Feb.26.2009
For the past two days I've been at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, listening to public school teachers talk about burn-out, frustration, and the general decline of public education at the hands of legislators, politicians, administrators, and other types who know nothing...