Tag Archive for Florida

Stop with the handcuffs and train teachers to deal with special needs

I couldn’t watch the video of the Florida child being handcuffed in the principal’s office. As a writer and a policy wonk, I am not supposed to confess that. I shared it, I thanked people for sharing it. I contemplated the deeper issues behind it, considered the relative importance of policy and activist responses at the district, state and national… Read more →

Want a quick-and-dirty fix to the college remediation epidemic? Make the classes ‘optional’ and watch your unprepared students fail

Another research organization took a fresh look at the issue of remedial education, confirming once again that yes, our nation’s college goers are spending more than $1 billion to learn in college what they should have learned in high school. But what really jumped out from the Center for American Progress’ new report was just how widely states varied when it came… Read more →

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