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Does Prohibiting Corporal Punishment Prevent Abuse? The Academic Carnival. Ticket to the good life?

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Should Schools be Clone Factories? Offer People Fair Choices. They Don't Have to Like it. What is a Fair Grade?

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"Sacred Values" in public schools Sacrificing Kids.

Sacrificing Public Education to "Pursue Excellence"?
Maintaining Safe Schools:: How? Same-Sex Marriage: another Church-State confusion. Can Science Teach Morality? Visions of School Improvement: promises unfulfilled School Administrators: between rocks and hard places

Why Accreditation Doesn't Work -who can you trust? School Administration: why theory is beside the point. All Schools are Little Wheels: the J. Fred Muggs Effect American Democracy: do the schools support it? Perpetual School Reform: an American insanity?

Faking Know-How With Sloganeering
Living with False Assumptions False Guarantees: a diploma Family and School: an underlying conflict? Why Not Forget About the Public Schools? Forget Mission! Forget Vision! The Devil's in the Details!

Are Kids Crazy? Is their patience pathological? Armed Guards in Public Schools? Is Your Child Really At Risk? -lessen your worries. Does Schooling Promote Personal

Formal Education as Stultification
Academic Formalities: just making teacher clones? Abetting Fraud in School Systems and Universities Freedom and Citizenship: can it

School Reform: a juggling act.

Is School Still Educational?

Authenticity? Raising Test Averages: is this good? Avoiding Controversy: a survival necessity

be done? Are You A Free Individual? Free Market Incentives to Educational Monopoly Power and Freedom: do most people want them? From non-Science to Nonsense Functional Analysis in Education? Science? Schooling Entitlement: an unwanted gift? Schooling: from the trifling to the trivial Does Schooling Actually Harm Students? Schools Can Be Just Too Big

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Bad Actors in Organizations: an illusion? Bashing Teachers Believer vs Atheist ... and other distracting frauds.

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What Benefits Should Schools Promote? For Whom? Best Practices? Don't Bet On It! Blaming the Bat-boy

Gaming the System: a great tradition!
Getting Down to Facts. How? Getting Tough with the Schools!? God, Church and Schooling for Democracy School Productivity vs School Politics School Reform: High Cost, Low Yield School Reform: promoting class warfare?

A Good Education: substance or symbol? Good for you? Good for me? Prudent or Ethical?
Blocking Change: the real purpose of "school reform?" Another Bright Idea? Be Careful! Grades: an Illusion? Granola-Bar Knowledge School Science: facts or dogmas? School Testing: kick the ball, Charlie Brown! Can Science Improve Moral Education? Romantics and Idealists Promoting Service Learning

Guessing At What Elicits Behavior
No More Brownie Points? Bullshit: common currency in public discourse School Bullying: in memory of Phoebe Prince What's So Bad About Bullying? Become an Education Guru!

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Higher Academic Education: a road to Servitude? What is School For? Honors or Knowledge? What Hurts? What Harms? Teaching Values: early lessons in Hypocrisy

Sharia? Not to Worry. It's Evangelical. SLOGANS: junkfood, dead weight or poison?
The Social Promotion Scarecrow Curriculum for the Soul Speak English or Else! Keeping the dice loaded. Which Services for Children in Special Education? Is Special Education Fair?

How to Make a Bundle in the Ed Biz

Hunt for Witches, to improve the schools

C Can Politics Improve Schools?
Pursuing a Career in a School Bureaucracy

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The Ideal School: What's would it be like? Illusions of Leadership

Cause and Effect: teaching, parenting, learning

Really Important Things that schools teach.

Indulging Power, Denying Nurture

What is Special Education Supposed to Accomplish? The Social Promotion Scarecrow

Character vs Situation: a simulation

Educational Innovation: stuck in the mud!

Socrates' Cafe: encounter group or catechism class?
Specialist Educators: are they really needed? Staff Development: Bibbidee, bobbidee, boo! Standardization Stifles Learning Physics Stimulus Cash for Schools: fix what ain't broken? Strip Searches, Reason and Ethics

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Charter Schools: no secrets.

Kids Don't Want To Learn? Pay Them To! Does your school needs a Kluge maker? Knowing What You Don't Know. Is it Possible?

Charter School Scandal? You Betcha! Cheating & Plagiarism: are they so bad? Cheating Well -- if ya just gotta do it!

Knowledge, Freedom...Are These the Point of Schooling?

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Must Our Leaders Be Scoundrels, Too? Learning From Bad Example

Student-Centered Public Schools? Student Debt and Graduation Rates

Lecture: an overused pedagogical tool? The Liberal Arts: House of Intellect or of Questionable Repute? Are our Choices "Hard Wired"? Educational Choice: why not? Choosing a School for your Kids: what kind? Class Control? Why not? Are Students a Teacher's Clients? Cloning Citizens Cognitive Skills & Economic Development College Graduate Earnings: a college responsibility? College Graduation? No guaranteed ticket to success. Killing at Columbine. Why? Mentors for New Teachers: just another fad? Mental Meringue: conjecture as educational theory Merging School Districts: Benefits & Costs Micromanaging Teachers Mind Control in Education Motivating Kids? Not to Worry! Living in a Cloud of Buzzwords? A possible remedy.

Student Teaching: just another hoop to jump through? Stuff 'em with Facts. Is this Education? Stupid Opinion or Free Speech? Success in College: What might influence it? Superstition: what is it ? Does it matter? Switching Sides -- and taking others along. Systems Don't Do the Work.

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Making Kids Learn: can it be done? Math Wars: a tempest in a teapot?

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Teacher Bashing Teacher Desertion? Or, Teacher Assertion? Teacher Education Curricula: worth anything? The First Teacher-in-Space: remembering a pointless tragedy Teacher Leadership: likely, or not?

Computers: magic wands? Must Conflict Be a Negative Process? What is "Consensus about Schooling"? Consensus is Like Orgasm No Consensus, No Authority Control in the School: illusions and realities Is there Corruption in American Education? Do Schools Really Need to Cost So Much? Are School Specialists Cost Effective? Counterfeits, Fakes: how are they possible? Are Educators Trained to Think Critically?

"Moral Hazards" in Schooling

Multicultural Ed: enlightenment or degradation?
Multicultural Ed: solving problems of immigration? Multiculturally Sensitive, or just making excuses?

Teachers Needed: Only Mature People Need Apply Teacher No-Shows: desertion, or moral assertion? Teacher Overload: too many broths ruin the cook Teacher Talk: does more of it help? The Teacher Tenure Bogeyman Teacher Training: what you don't learn

Multiculturalism in America and Europe N
Name-Dropping is Not Enough - what do you know? The National Dishonor Society

Teaching School: soon extinct?
Teaching Values ? Or Training Parrots?

Wishful Thinking: National Standards

Looking for a Teaching Job? Think hard about it! Technician or Magician: can you tell?

NCLB: throw the baby out with the bath!

Will Technology Make Schooling More Efficient? Why are Public Schools Test Crazy?

What's Culture? Bias and Discrimination. D The Dangers of Diplomas
Deadening the Mind. Weakening the Will. Dealing with Controversy: dodging the bullets ... Dealing with Cultural Difference Misdirected Dedication Dreams, Luck and Too Many Cooks: American higher education Education for a Democratic Society: where does this happen? The Democratic Process: an illusion? Ought Schools Be Run Democratically? How to Plan a Conference (Oh, the Horror!) Education That "Meets Their Needs." New Teacher Troubles

Testing Fraud?!!! Is It Possible?!!! Thank your Politician Thinking Like a Computer

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Sacrifices to Parental Ambition and Pride Will Parental Involvement Help Improve Schools? Mistyping People: placement test error and worse

TIMSS: competing for what?

Tolerate Everything, Stand for Nothing Top School Leadership: fooled or fools? Is Getting Tough with Public Schools the Answer?

Destroying Middle Class Education
Destroying Schools to Improve Them Pluralistic Citizens: can schools educate these? Tracking in Schools: myth & rhetoric

High School Diploma or Doomed to Poverty : is that the only choice? What Does a Diploma Mean?

Policy Reversals: the bane of "true believers" We're All Politicians, sometimes. Politics vs Efficiency: the realities of American public schools

Tracking vs Differentiated Instruction Can Your Trust Yourself? Searching for Certainty

Dishonor Awards

Disregarding Disagreement: rituals of misdirection
Celebrate Diversity! How do we do that? Poor Teaching. What Is It Exactly? Trust: disease or drug? What is Truth? Is Education Just For Trivial Pursuit?

E Earthling Education: how strange!
Perplexing Educational Decisions Educational Faith? Or Muddled Dogma? ...But an Educator has Just One Career Measuring Educational Outcomes? Education is a Battlefield Education without Indoctrination: is it possible?

Practical Statistics are Local
Productive Schools? Politics comes first! Public Education is Political Politics and School Reform Productive Schools? Who Will Judge? Prosecuting Educational Fraud "Protection": Prevention, Extortion, Compensation? Public Opinion is like a Public Bathroom Public School, Religious School. Does it Matter? What Can Public Schools Teach? GoodSpin: the basic rules for public school hype Public Schools Real Mission: Common Faith

U Uniforms, More Hocus-Pocus
Universal Entitlement Suppresses Quality

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Teaching Values: does anyone learn very much? Violence in Philadelphia Public Schools: Old News? Violence, even in school, is not necessarily wrong.

Educational Choice? Why Not?
Educational NewSpeak -- War is Peace Educational Policy Reform -- wishes or delusions? Educational Reform: cycles of failure If Educators were Rocket Scientists... Making Effective Teachers Pathologies of Enthusiasm: cheerleading is not enough!

Violence in Philly Schools! A tradition? The Coming School Voucher Disaster

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Warm Hearts and Gentle People Promote Violence

What Can Be Learned?
What Can Schools Do For Our Children? What Can You Believe? Whom can you trust? What Do You Know That Has Never Entered Your Mind? What does That Word "Really"Mean? What Works in Schooling: the "Newfanglers" versus the "Oldfashioned."

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Racial or Gender Achievement Gaps Reading and Language Instruction: science...? Here's a chance to Reform a School! Blocking School Reform: "scientific" metaphors Is Reform Really Needed At Your School?

Escaping Accountability: selecting the "right" scapegoat.
Cultural or Ethnic Difference: which is more easily tolerated? Everyone a College Graduate?

Evidence for Best Practices? Talking About Evil. (Are some kids just evil?) Can Excellence in Education be Achieved? Should there be Experts in Education? "Expert Advice" You Can Do Without Extend the School Day? Extra-Terrestrials to Control Educational System Reform Benefits: who gets them? Reforming the Schools: who is willing to sacrifice for it? "Reform" is NOT Reform Religion in the Public Schools: is Science the answer? Usurping the Rights of Others

Why Are Some Schools Bad?
Why Not Forget About the Public Schools? Wishes, Visions, ...Delusions A World Without Unpleasantness Who Can We Trust to Raise Our Children? Will That Dog Bite? Will That Applicant Be an Effective Teacher? Is American Education based on Wishful Thinking?

Cheating? By Whose Rules?

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