Education

Why Christie's School 'Fix' is Misguided

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Commonwealth Club of California Podcast with Vicki Abeles and Jo Boaler

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Race to Nowhere’s Vicki Abeles recently joined Jo Boaler, Stanford professor of mathematics education, at the Commonwealth Club of California for a discussion on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next for the American public school system. 

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast with Vicki Abeles and Jo Boaler

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Race to Nowhere’s Vicki Abeles recently joined Jo Boaler, Stanford professor of mathematics education, at the Commonwealth Club of California for a discussion on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next for the American public school system. 

Fearlessness in Oakland

This past Saturday, I attended Temple Beth Abraham's screening of Race to Nowhere in Oakland, California. After the film, a local high school English teacher mediated a conversation between the parents, educators, and students in attendance. The discussion was both intimate and impassioned, but it was not these dynamics that struck me. 

To be honest, it was its inconclusiveness. It was its uncertainty. It was people's fearlessness to ask questions to which they did not have the answers.

New York Magazine Examines Cheating Culture

NY Magazine examines why students cheat. With more students cheating than ever before, what do you think has changed about high school that has led to this disturbing trend?