Curriculum

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Can We Revive Standards-Based Reform?

Statewide curriculum sounds seductive, but charters, vouchers are more promising.
Drana and Jack

A Search for Common Ground

Navigating tough classroom conversations
Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s Detracking Experiment

Course enrollments are a means to an end—student learning—not an end unto themselves.
Cover of Out on Good Behavior by Barry Garelick

A Math Teacher’s Frank and Funny Take on Math Education

"Full of the kinds of things that teachers say privately but hesitate to speak aloud"
Cover of Maus by Art Spiegelman

The Maus that Roared

Who do you want to decide what’s best for kids?
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California Moves to Replace Math With “Data Science,” in the name of Equity and Inclusion

“Watered-down diet” would not give students fluency with algebra and an introduction to calculus
The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired the words of our National Anthem, as it was displayed in what is now the National Museum of American History.

California Educators Urge Common Ground in Civics Education

Rejecting “instilling collective racial guilt in today’s children”—while also refusing to ban books about Rosa Parks
Painting by Norman Rockwell

On Race in the Classroom, Republicans Risk Overreaching

Few parents may want woke curriculum, but how many want book banning instead?
Virginia's Terry McAuliffe made a politically costly blunder by saying "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."

A Parents’ Education Bill of Rights Is a Fine Thing—Within Limits

Education is not exclusively the province of parents any more than it’s the monopoly of the state.

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