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Ann Sipe

Beth Stone

Caitlyn Hensey

Cheyenne Malarz

Cody Unger

Ellen Abbott

EvaMarie Adame

Faith Brooks-Carr

JD Stillwater

Jim Rietmulder

Joan Cramer

Julia James

Kimberlie Hawkins

Lily Jordan

Marina Reinford

Molly Rahe-Randall

Low Test Scores Are Not The Problem

Of course all this talk of assessment and global competition treats children as raw materials in a government-run factory, rather than human beings with their own hopes, interests, and talents. Education policy should be centered on children and families, not money and power. Public funding should promote innovation and variety in schools, rather than uniformity and standards. It's good for children, families, society and, yes, a thriving global economy.

Staying Calm

I was glad to come across this article reminding me how helpful it is to stay calm when...