Results tagged “Harlem Childrens Zone”

GEOFFREY CANADA- THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM WE NEED IF AMERICA IS TO SURVIVE (Geoffrey Canada-Sistema de Educación Pública que necesitamos si AMERICA ES PARA SOBREVIVIR)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) The following video is well worth the half hour or so it will take to watch it. It focuses on the same issues that we at perdaily have been trying to get across for the last 2 years as to what is at stake in purposefully failed public education system in a crisis of a magnitude that threatens the very future of this country. Like all those serious about real and quantifiable public education reform, Canada finds that this truth is something most people outside of education and even those in government charged with fixing public education, have yet to fully comprehend. But Canada has the data and the experience to know just how true this statement is in a country where 75% of those applying to the U.S. military are rejected as unqualified either for physical or mental abilities.

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01 2012

MAINSTREAM MEDIA DISTORTS REALITY TO JUSTIFY THE FAILURE OF LAUSD AND UTLA HAS GONE ALONG FOR THE RIDE (Los Principales de Media distorsiona la realidad para justificar el incumplimiento del LAUSD y UTLA HA IDO adelante para el paseo)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) What is very popular in the mainstream media these days is using the false dichotomy to misdirect the reader or listener away from other possibly more viable alternatives by failing to acknowledge that they even exist. A relative simple and straight forward example of this phenomenon could be seen on the March 30, 2011 Patt Morrison show on KPCC where the topic had to do with whether half-day or full day kindergarten was better for young students, who came most likely from lower socio-economic families where standard English (or Spanish for that matter) was not the language spoken in the home. Throughout the 20 minutes or so devoted to this segment Patt Morrison carefully steered the conversation between the supposedly exclusive positives and negatives of either option without ever addressing whether some other factors might also be at play.

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04 2011

Grandfather of Waiting for Superman - The Prequel - "Just the facts"

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(en español después) Davis Guggenheim and Lesley Chilcott's Waiting for Superman opens on Friday and perdaily will devote our post to reviewing it tomorrow. To bring the vast minions of perdaily readership up to speed on the film and the furor it is creating with my colleagues in education, I would like to give you a sneak preview today of some of the facts the film presents and/or spins as the case may be. As one of my childhood heros LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday as portrayed in the television series Dragnet used to say, "I am interested in the facts, just the facts:":
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