I was invited to speak on a panel at a Peace education summit at American University’s School of International Service. Along with two panelists from the Office of the State Superintendent of DC, who spoke about recent anti-bullying legislation, my role was to give a broader perspective on the Common Core State Standards. In order […]

This picture’s been circulating. Yes, I agree: Finland’s been doing things a bit differently. Public school advocates are always anxious to make comparisons. Let me just focus on that first statement there, “We pay teachers like doctors…” So, to me that connotes respect and that teaching is a profession with a respectable status or reputation. […]