Creating Citizens for the World (Video)

In Creating Citizens for the World, nine early educators speak straight from the heart, challenging NY’s Common Core standards, which have drastically altered early childhood, damaging students and demoralizing those who educate them.

Children, Guns, and the Bear of Toxic Stress

Within days of Donald Trump’s victory, I issued the following call to action: As we go forward, holding our children close, we must be vigilant, and relentless. We must be creative and steadfast in our resistance.  We must harness the energy in our communities for social progress and educational equity—and …

Bill de Blasio’s Schools Chancellor is Leaving: Who will Restore the Joy to Early Ed?

Not long before New York City’s public schools closed for winter break, Katie Lapham posted to Twitter a drab black-and-white photograph of a testing manual she had found in her mailbox, the imprimatur of Carmen Fariña in the upper left-hand corner. An elementary school teacher and long-time critic of education …