Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

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"Schooling in this country has for a long time been built around the idiosyncratic practices of lone practitioners. This means, as any parent knows, that when kids get great teachers they tend to do well; when they don't, they enter a year of danger."

- Karin Chenoweth, writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, "doing More of what works (and Less of what doesn't)," The Huffington Post, August 6, 2013.

"Real teachers know that real teaching is not based on the Common Core, or blended learning, or the newest notebook of rules and regulations handed out at the Tuesday staff meeting."

- Rafe Esquith, fifth grade teacher at hobar t Boulevard Elementar y school in Los Angeles, in his book, Real Talk for Real Teachers.

"Children growing up in poverty are not incapable of higher-level thinking and learning, as many backers of vocational tracks have explicitly or implicitly maintained for generations. But neither are they empty vessels who need to be filled with mainstream middle-class ambitions and values at super speed. …

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