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A New York Times article that appeared April 12, 2013 reported that a high school teacher in Albany, New York recently gave an assignment to students asking them, presumably as a lesson on the Holocaust, to write a persuasive essay arguing from the Nazi point of view that Jews were the source of their problems.  The assignment...
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On Saturday, March 2, 2013 I conducted a workshop with teachers from the Urban Charter Schools Collective, a coalition of schools in urban areas around California that operate under charters allowing them more freedom to innovate in their curriculum and administration.  About half of the participants were from the Yav Pem Suab Academy, a public elementary school...
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It’s wonderful to see all the protests around the country against standardized testing.  At Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, teachers are refusing to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).  In Texas, hundreds of school districts have passed a resolution saying standardized tests  are ”strangling” public schools.  The National Resolution on High Stakes Testing,...
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The use of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) has been increasing by leaps and bounds in countries across the globe.  In many countries, it has become part of national policy.  In India, for example, as part of its National Curriculum Framework for School Education teachers are required to have familiarity with the...
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Yesterday, the Daily Business Mirror, billed as the ”#1 daily business newspaper in the Philippines” published an article where I’m quoted as being in favor of classrooms containing 70 students.  They had interviewed me in Manila in September during a national conference on children and learning.  This is not my position at all.  What I did say...
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