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August 2010

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Stephen Colbert University

Kaplan University and University of Phoenix: Not Having a Great Day Read more
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Teachers Can't Do It Alone

A powerful and well-done video presentation about the teaching profession - the churn, the upcoming demand, and most glaringly, the lack of collaboration . . . Read more
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"Further Proof That Teachers Matter"

PBS's John Merrow gets caught in education fire-storm about the L.A. Times teacher "Outing" story Read more
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"The Cartel" Movie Follows The Money Trail In Education PLUS Charter School Clash on "Morning Joe"

Education Is Big Business: Videos - "Corruption Is Rampant, Pervasive & Institutionalized" Read more
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Our Razzle Dazzle Culture

"A society that is concerned about the strength and wisdom of its culture pays careful attention to its adolescents." --Ted Sizer Read more
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Are We Wrong About Motivation? Daniel Pink thinks so.

"Watch" Book: DRIVE. See how the way we do business & the way we learn may be on the wrong track and how to get it right. Read more
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Oh, Joy. Now We Have Gambling For Grades.

Not exactly the kind of "tech advances in education" one wants to brag about. Read more
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Education Arms Race

Outnumbered? Sure. Yet are we dumping valuable assets? Dr. Yong Zhao and "2 Million Minutes" Compton Duke It Out In One Of The Most Important Debates In Education Today Read more
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Bill Gates On "The Learning Ethic" & Charter Schools

"Thank God for charters . . .there's no room for innovation in the
standard (public school education) system." Read more
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Ouch! "Deceptive Practices" Found At Kaplan, Inc., A Washington Post Company

Reports The New York Times from GAO investigators ". . . an admissions officer told investigators posing as applicants that the college had the same accreditation as Harvard. . . " Read more
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Teachers As "Underground Freedom Fighters"

" . . .I asked him how he selects the one student he will observe.
He told me that he listens carefully to what students are saying to themselves and
chooses a student who is 'thinking out loud.' . . " - Bill Jackson Read more
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College Grads: Diploma First. Passport Next.

"I don't care where you went to business school. I don't care whether your grades were good or bad. You have to leave the country." Read more
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A Leader Reveals Key Job Candidate Questions

" . . .In abundance, it's very easy to lose focus. But in adversity, one must have extreme focus. . . " Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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