Is there hope to resolve the education wars?

There is no escaping the fact that the schools we have today will not be the schools we need tomorrow. In fact, our schools haven’t been sufficient for their task for decades. That point is arguable, of course, and there are warriors willing to battle for a nostalgic vision of the good old perfect schools …

Equity and teaching matters most for student learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education from Stanford University, has broad expertise and vast insights into public education, but her message is essentially this: systemic equity and great teaching matter most. Sadly, American education is getting it wrong on both accounts. Why should we care about her analysis? Simple, after many years of starting and supporting public, …

Dr. Danny Martin: “Black children are brilliant”

We often say that we believe all children can learn at a high level, but when it comes to black children our belief may just be in platitudes. Dr. Danny Martin says “it turns out that across research, policy, and practice the brilliance of black children has never been axiomatic…the prevailing discourses about black children …