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What Does Progress Mean to You? 

Who can argue with Progress? Everyone, it seemed, at a spirited Socratic Conversation on that subject among a dozen diverse TC students on December 6th. Several of the conversants remarked that their quality of everyday life had declined over the past few years -- attributing war, economy, rising tuition, job scarcity, and recurrence of natural disaster. …

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Education in the slums of Rio and Kibera 

"Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become" (Reference: TedTalk …

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Diane Ravitch on Testing, Choice, and Public Education  ☆

As her home office in Brooklyn was being repainted, Diane Ravitch, one of the nation's foremost historians of education and a leading education policy analyst, began reviewing forty years of her writings. Yellowing scrapbooks that recorded her reflections and observations on the state of American education stimulated a fresh look at currently popular strategies of …

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