Monthly Archives: March 2015

Flash! Teachers improve with experience!

Did you think that maybe teachers are about the only people in the world who don’t improve with experience? I had no idea this meme was out there, until I read this article in EdWeek [beware paywall].  Apparently it’s been … Continue reading

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“Factory schools” part ii

This is the second in a series of three posts reflecting on the phrase “factory model of schools” (or its variants), and its use in current education policy debates. (Why do I give hospitality to  this bee in my bonnet? My answer: … Continue reading

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“Personalization” and the reform industry: Factories pt iii

When I started thinking about the implications of the buzzwords of the family “factory” or “industrial model of education,” I was trying to figure out why it seemed to carry so much power, rhetorically speaking, so that it was used … Continue reading

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