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K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric

Jack Schneider is an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross. In this blog, he hosts productive dialogues about contentious K-12 policy issues. (K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric ceased publishing in July 2015.)

Education Opinion Beyond the Rhetoric: On Hiatus
The blog is on hiatus.
Jack Schneider, July 31, 2015
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Education Opinion What Would Good Teacher Evaluation Look Like?
Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider talk about the current state of teacher evaluation, what reformers are pushing for, and what a high-functioning system might look like.
Jack Schneider, May 21, 2015
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Education Opinion Do All Reformers Know Each Other?
Jack Schneider and New Orleans educator Mercedes Schneider discuss the seeming insularity of education reform circles.
Jack Schneider, May 14, 2015
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Education Opinion A-F Grades for Schools
Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss the A-F rating system used to evaluate schools in Louisiana and elsewhere.
Jack Schneider, May 12, 2015
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Education Opinion The 'Privatization' Agenda, New Orleans Edition
Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss the so-called privatization agenda in public education.
Jack Schneider, May 7, 2015
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Education Opinion School Reform, New Orleans Style
Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss school reform in New Orleans and the Recovery School District
Jack Schneider, May 5, 2015
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Education Opinion Introducing Teacher and Education Blogger Mercedes Schneider
Mercedes Schneider--no relation!--joins the conversation on K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric
Jack Schneider, April 9, 2015
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Education Opinion Charter Schools and the Most Disadvantaged
Jack Schneider and Travis Pillow discuss whether charter schools help or hurt the most disadvantaged students.
Jack Schneider, March 24, 2015
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Education Opinion The Charter School Lawsuit
Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss an impending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.
Jack Schneider, March 19, 2015
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Education Opinion Peril and Possibility for Teachers' Unions
Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville discuss future directions for teachers unions.
Jack Schneider, March 17, 2015
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Education Opinion What Is Educational Technology Good for?
Why has ed tech had so little impact on the way we conduct education? And should it? Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss.
Jack Schneider, March 12, 2015
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Education Opinion Should We Provide Community College for All?
Should we provide free universal access to community college? Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville, discuss.
Jack Schneider, March 10, 2015
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Education Opinion Strengthening the Teaching Profession
Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), looking at how Congress might approach ESEA reauthorization in a manner that strengthens the teaching profession.
Jack Schneider, March 5, 2015
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Education Opinion What's Worth Keeping in NCLB?
Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, paying particular attention to how it might be improved from its current incarnation as "No Child Left Behind."
Jack Schneider, March 3, 2015
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