Do I have a right?

Author’s note – much of what you’re about to read is inspired by the juxtaposition of articles featured on BoingBoing. I spent this morning sharing iCivics and its marquee title, “Do I Have a Right?”, with local colleagues. “Do I Have a Right?” is an resource management game in which the player assumes control of ...

The summer of our discontent

Transforming our schools will take a groundswell of local action rather than a downpour of educational-industrial reforms. Moreover, transforming our schools will take teachers. However, this transformation isn’t one that comes from job security or better standards or blended learning. This transformation will come from one decision at a time made by one teacher at ...

Hacking Admissions Standards 13

[An original contribution to Hacking the Academy.] The academy should hack itself to transform public education. Here’s how: 1. Stop complaining about public education. Since Sputnik, American schools have been anxiety-driven to produce “college-ready” students. Standardized testing, A Nation at Risk, the No Child Left Behind act, the Race to the Top Initiative, and the ...