Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEA President Shares Thoughts on NCLB With Washington Post


By Dennis Van Roekel first appeared in Valerie Strauss’ The Answer Sheet Nine years ago this week President George Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act that: a. Stunted the creativity and critical thinking skills of American public school children b. Prevented teachers from tapping into the full potential of their students [...]

Furious Debate Ensues Over Washington Post ‘Manifesto’


By Alain Jehlen Perhaps the most interesting thing about the “Manifesto” from 16 big-city school chiefs, published by The Washington Post Sunday, was the reaction. The school chiefs claim their hands are tied when they try to improve inner city schools. But if you look for the manifesto on Google, you’ll see stacks of angry [...]

NEA’s Waiting for Superman Resources


A barrel-chested comic book character must save public education? Compelling soundbite to sell a movie maybe but when it comes to real education reform, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel gives the American public more credit than the backers of Waiting for Superman. “Nowhere in the film or its discussion have teachers’ voices been heard,” says [...]