Teachers, the Common Core, and the Freedom to Teach

By Jessica Poiner  From Ohio Gadfly Daily July 7, 2014 Common Core watchers out there have probably heard this one before: All the teachers I know hate the Common Core. There are undoubtedly some teachers who dislike the Common Core, but recent polls suggest that most teachers support the new standards. During my three years of more »

Schools: Compete for Customers

From The CDA Press July 2, 2014 King Kong and Godzilla. Sonny and Cher. Some things just go together. Public education and Pepto-Bismol. That’s not a slam; it’s an observation. Public education has held course, at times stubbornly, through decades of challenges from private schools and from religiously motivated proponents of school vouchers. Change is more »

Charter Leaders Share Highlights & Struggles of Rural Education

Charter operators and advocates gathered en mass in Las Vegas last week to learn from industry experts and share best practices at the National Charter Schools Conference. The three-day event included seminar, panel and intensive sessions covering instruction, operation, governance, & policy topics. This year’s conference also included an increased focus on rural education with a couple more »