October 2004

Teacher, Vol. 16, Issue 02
Education Letter to the Editor Remote Control
Excellent article about the fired teacher suing his former school district ["Law and Order," Current Events, May/June].
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Work-at-Home Kids
I am sure you will have many concerned teachers and parents writing about "Playtime is Over" [Current Events, May/June].
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Get Real
In his article "Rhyme or Reason" [Comment, May/June], Thomas J. Hanson makes a big point.
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Pregnant Pause
I found "A Dream Deferred" [May/June] to be a very interesting article, particularly the statement that "anyone who’s ever been pregnant cannot enroll" [at Clarendon Hall].
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Birth Rights
I applaud you for publishing "Value Added" [May/June]. I enjoyed reading about the positive work of Gene Doxey.
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Walk This Way
I am a middle school teacher in the Little Rock School District. We read the article "Take It Outside" [Comment, March/April].
October 13, 2004
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Federal The States of NCLB
While their actions are largely symbolic, more than half of the nation's statehouses have attempted some sort of challenge to the federal law.
October 13, 2004
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To Ralph Howell, anything's a camera.
Oscar Williams
Education Unified Vision
Ralph Howell offers kids a look through the eye of a needle.
Urmila Subramanyam, October 13, 2004
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Education Unrealpolitik
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted to the Legislature last July that "there is no one that can stop me. Anyone who pushes me around, I will push back," was stopped cold in his efforts to hold the line on a state loan to a school district. What turned the former action-movie star around was not a political action committee or missile-shooting alien but a couple of people who refused to eat. Cesar Cruz, 30, and Israel Haros-Lopez, 27, fasted on liquids for 25 days, much of it in a park next to the state Capitol, until Schwarzenegger agreed to refinance the loan to the West Contra Costa Unified School District, knocking the interest rate from 5.7 percent to 2 percent, the Los Angeles Times reported.
October 13, 2004
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Education The Voters Speak
 
All responses except the first one are drawn from an annual survey of 800 registered voters conducted by Lake Snell Perry & Associates for Education Week and the Public Education Network. The first question is from a CBS News poll.
October 13, 2004
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Education Opinion Ms. Moffett's First Years
Stories about idealistic but inexperienced teachers working in challenging urban schools generally do not have happy endings.
October 13, 2004
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Education Letter to the Editor Head of the Class
The letter from John McMahon ["Passé Professors," August/September] reminded me of an idea that I came across two decades ago.
October 13, 2004
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Education Opinion Many Children Left Behind
The seven authors of this volume, all prominent progressive educators and writers, acknowledge the surface appeal of the No Child Left Behind Act, passed into law in 2002.
October 13, 2004
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Education Opinion Taking Back the Vote
Baby boomers (myself included) will remember what a momentous event it was when 18-year-olds got the vote in 1971.
October 13, 2004
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Education That’s Edutainment
Simulations take educational software to the next level.
Andrew Trotter, October 7, 2004
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