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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

this just in from the AP wire...

"Obama sees the use of student test scores to judge teacher performance and the creation of charter schools, which are funded with public money but operate independently of local school boards, as solutions to the problems that plague public education."

Really? What a great idea. Except, I wonder, shouldn't we stop calling them "teachers" and start calling them "test prep coaches? "

And shouldn't we just forget about charter schools as an alternative to state run schools since Obama wants to make sure they are just like every other school?

I am not sure why Obama wants to kill off all education innovation, but he is doing a very good job of it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now is the time to help build a new education system

We will open alternative learning places (ALPs) around the country in september 2011. We have begun to build the engineering ALP first grade curriculum. At this moment the web site is up but crude (www.alternativelearningplace.com). Soon it will be better organized. Anyone who wants to help should contact me. We need help from people who want to set one up in their city or town. And, we need help from those who want to help us build the curriculum. Many people have volunteered their time already. The more the better.