Insidious narratives

Insidious narratives

The eternally contested purpose of education is something that most of us know well. Should education prepare the next wave of income earners into the labor market with a basic set of skills or is education meant to prepare all children for higher-level classical pursuits? Depth or breadth? Since the formation of the Federal Department of …

“Why are people wanting money?”

“Why are people wanting money?”

I was browsing through old photos from my teaching fellowship in Newark and came across reflections about money from a student’s journal, the insight really stunned me. Teachers always threw around the words “Success” and “Achievement” without painting the full picture for kids. All this reform-y jargon would trickle down to our kids, its important …

Alex Molnar on Virtual Education

Alex Molnar on Virtual Education

Alex Molnar is a research professor at the University of Colorado whose work I was fortunate to discover when I was doing research for my Policy Analysis. He recently published a policy paper, Virtual Schools in the U.S 2013: Politics,Performance, Policy and Research Evidence . He frames commercialism as “ the curriculum of our culture“. …