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All Education Matters: Reader's Response To Piece On Suicide: "If I can't get a job by February, I will just kill myself on Valentine's Day."

All Education Matters: Reader's Response To Piece On Suicide: "If I can't get a job by February, I will just kill myself on Valentine's Day."

Reader's Response To Piece On Suicide: "If I can't get a job by February, I will just kill myself on Valentine's Day."

AEM has been covering the topic of suicidal thoughts and student loan debt since last August. These pieces have received the most comments, and people, who have a lot of guts, have opened up about the pain and suffering they are going through as student loan debtors.

This evening, a woman named Liz shared her thoughts. Here's what she said:

Why One-Size-Fits-All Could Save Public Education « Cooperative Catalyst

Why One-Size-Fits-All Could Save Public Education « Cooperative Catalyst

Why One-Size-Fits-All Could Save Public Education

One-size-fits-all is vanilla ice cream. It’s plain white athletic socks. It’s “Mary Had a Little Lamb” with a recorder. One-size-fits-all is an assembly line and a Model-T Ford and a straight line of school children marching to their class. It’s industrial. It’s lock-step. It’s mechanistic.

And it just might save public education.

Sometimes I use one-size-fits-all synonymously with standardization, when, in fact, they are entirely different. One-size-fits-all is boring and industrial, but it only becomes standardized when it cannot be modified. Permit a little freedom to one-size-fits-all and it becomes unique. It becomes the palate for creativity.

See, I hate vanilla ice cream only when I’m not allowed to add peanut butter and chocolate chips and crushed-up

This Week In Education: Brill: Time's Up For "Race" Laggards (Like NY & HI)

This Week In Education: Brill: Time's Up For "Race" Laggards (Like NY & HI)

Brill: Time's Up For "Race" Laggards (Like NY & HI)

Tumblr_lpda2bnLRq1qzleu4o1_500The whirlwind process of reviewing and approving $5B worth of Race To The Top applications is for me the most interesting and useful part of Steve Brill's new education book, Class Warfare, as well as being one of the focus points of the interview he did with me for the September issue of Scholastic Administrator. In the book, Brill describes how boxed-in Duncan and his team were when it came to a review process that resulted in some obviously in accurate state application ratings. In our interview, Brill argues that Duncan was right to go along with the outside scoring of the state applications at the time but should stop payment or even try and recover funding from states where there has been and will likely be very little progress implementing the promised reforms. It's one of Brill's better

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Secretary Duncan to Hold #AskArne Twitter Town Hall

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Innovator: Carnegie Mellon's Richard McCullough

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When Reform Touches Teachers

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Mass Incarceration Doesn’t Make Us Safer

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Judge orders halt to Douglas County voucher program

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