As preschool continues to gain traction across the country, benchmarks, testing, rote learning, and days without play are transforming our children into joyless drones  . . . Read More →


Inspired by a first-grade teacher, hundreds called for a moratorium of NY’s Prek-2nd Grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards . . . Read Full Article →

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I weighed in on the ESSA regulations and Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, with host Susan Arbetter and Bianca Tanis, of New York State Allies for Public Education . . .

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been crowing about his prekindergarten initiative, but what’s that about using the Common Core curriculum with four-year-olds? . . . Read Full Article →

The Educator’s Room

Franchesca Warren, maestra of The Educator’s Room, asked me what I would do if I were U.S. Secretary of Education . . . Listen →


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