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  • Let's hear some solutions from anti-testing crowd

    Let's hear some solutions from anti-testing crowd
    Two years ago Rick Roach revealed that he bombed the FCAT and walked onto the national stage as a crusader against high-stakes standardized tests. Today the Orange County School Board member will relive that story in a new anti-testing film called...
  • Time to dump the standardized tests

    Time to dump the standardized tests
    Here's a way to dramatically increase classroom teaching time in Chicago and elsewhere while saving a ton of money: Get rid of most or all standardized testing. If you eliminated all the time that teachers now must prepare for and administer tests,...
  • Brotman: Longtime owners of feminist bookstore ready to turn the page

    Brotman: Longtime owners of feminist bookstore ready to turn the page
    Asked to recount some favorite memories from nearly 34 years of owning Women & Children First, Linda Bubon started laughing. "She wants to ask while we can still remember!" she said to Ann Christophersen. "You should have talked to us about 10 years...
  • The next Citizens United case?

    The next Citizens United case?
    If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...
  • Dear Florida: My kids want to be educated — not used as political pawns

    Dear Florida: My kids want to be educated — not used as political pawns
    Dear Florida, There are a lot of things I love about you. The winter weather. The splendor of your marshes and coastlines. The diversity of culture. But I'll be honest. When it comes to education, you pretty much blow chunks. In our schools, the...
  • Give your cat something better to chew on than plastic

    Q: Our two cats are constantly chewing and eating pieces of plastic grocery bags, and sometimes they swallow other inedible objects. Thank goodness the (plastic) pieces pass after a day or two. The cats crave plastic. We haven't made a trip to the vet...
  • Robert B. Reich: An economic strategy for better jobs, not just higher profits

    Jobs are returning with depressing slowness, and most of the new jobs pay less than the jobs that were lost in the Great Recession. Economic determinists assume that globalization and technological advancement necessarily condemn a large portion of the...
  • Can service job erase your student debt?

    DEAR JOYCE: With a college loan tab of more than $50,000 hanging over me, I still haven't landed a job since graduation in May. I was considering graduate study, but with this crushing debt load, I need to re-evaluate my future. Help! -- L.H. You may...
  • School for scandal

    My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...
  • Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey

    Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey
    The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction. It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
  • Three points on speeches

    All this talk in the local news about graduation speeches has caused me to smile. As a high school teacher, there are several reasons why I find this situation amusing. First, I think it is odd that any school would make the valedictorian and...
  • Singing twins nearly land on 'X Factor' with help from a caring teacher

    Lately it's become fashionable to bash teachers for nearly all the ills of education and our children. But today, to give a sense how some educators go above and beyond to help kids, I give you the story of Judy McMahon of Banyan Creek Elementary in...