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Sneak-privatization of public schools: attacking teachers, unions and standards

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A scorching editorial by public education advocate Marion Brady describes the 30 year program of sneak-attacks on public education in America. It starts by whipping up fear that foreign workforces are "eating our lunch" because of education...Show More Summary

A primer on the damaging movement to privatize public schools

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift. Brady says schools need a complete transformation in what and how students learn — not the Common Core State Standards, standardized tests and other elements of corporate-influenced school reform. Here’s his latest piece, on efforts by some reformers […]

A big problem with the Common Core that keeps getting ignored

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers. Brady says schools need a complete transformation in what and how students learn. He has also been highly […]

A big problem with the Common Core that keeps getting ignored

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers. Brady says schools need a complete transformation in what and how students learn. He has also been highly […]

This could change everything about school — for kids, teachers and everybody else

For years, veteran educator Marion Brady has argued on this blog that no matter the level of a learner’s ability, much higher levels of academic performance are possible.  The means to that end, he says, is learners’ understanding and deliberate use of their “master mental organizer”—the information organizer we all begin developing at birth and […]

Why the conventional wisdom on schooling is all wrong

Kids go to school to learn stuff. Right? Not exactly, according to veteran education Marion Brady, who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift — though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers. Brady says schools need a complete transformation […]

The important things standardized tests don’t measure

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers. Brady says schools need a complete transformationl in what and how students learn. He has also been highly […]

The important things standardized tests don’t measure

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers. Brady says schools need a complete transformationl in what and how students learn. He has also been highly […]

One thing schools should do to boost students’ intellectual growth

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one that school reformers who push the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers want to see. What Brady and like-minded educators say is needed is an overhaul in what and how students […]

One thing schools should do to boost students’ intellectual growth

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one that school reformers who push the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers want to see. What Brady and like-minded educators say is needed is an overhaul in what and how students […]

A paradigm shift schools need now — and it’s not Common Core, tech or rigor

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one that school reformers who push the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers want to see. What Brady and like-minded educators say is needed is an overhaul in what and how students […]

A paradigm shift schools need now — and it’s not Common Core, tech or rigor

Marion Brady is a veteran educator who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift, though not the same one that school reformers who push the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers want to see. What Brady and like-minded educators say is needed is an overhaul in what and how students […]

Even more important than interpreting text

Marion Brady said: Common sense says we educate to help learners make better sense of experience – themselves, others, the world. Those Common Core Standards above say something very different, that we educate to help learners make more sense of text – words on a page. There’s no acknowledgement of the myriad other ways humans [...]

What the Common Core standards can’t do

A lot has been written about the Common Core State Standards, but here’s a different way of looking at the standards and what they can and can’t do. It was written by veteran educator Marion Brady, who has written history and world culture textbooks,  professional books, numerous nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses […]

What the Common Core standards can’t do

A lot has been written about the Common Core State Standards, but here’s a different way of looking at the standards and what they can and can’t do. It was written by veteran educator Marion Brady, who has written history and world culture textbooks,  professional books, numerous nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses […]

What do standardized tests actually test?

What exactly do standardized tests test? In this post veteran educator Marion Brady  answers that question and its consequences for teaching and learning. Brady has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall),  professional books, numerous  nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. Show More Summary

What do standardized tests actually test?

What exactly do standardized tests test? In this post veteran educator Marion Brady  answers that question and its consequences for teaching and learning. Brady has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall),  professional books, numerous  nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. Show More Summary

What real learning actually looks like in class

For decades educator Marion Brady has been writing about what real learning looks like in class — and it frankly doesn’t resemble much of what you’d see today in public schools where standardized tests drive what and how teachers teach. In the following post Brady explains what project-based learning is and why it is superior […]

Mother's Day Episode of 'Instant Mom' Guest Starring Marion Ross, Florence Henderson, Meredith Baxter & Jackee to Air Thursday, May 8 on Nick at Nite

his Mother’s Day, Nickelodeon pays tribute to moms with the coming together of four classic TV mothers – Happy Days’ Marion Ross, The Brady Bunch’s Florence Henderson, Family Ties’ Meredith Baxter, Sister, Sister’s Jackèe

10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college...Show More Summary

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