We're Just not "School" People...

It’s been a long summer.  8 weeks in, we accomplished less than I expected but we did make one major decision.  After three years, three programs and three schools in two countries, we came to a conclusion: we’re just not “school” people....more

Why Do Public Schools Need So Much Money?

Sorry in advance to my friends with kids in public school, but I have a curiosity itch and I gotta scratch it.So tonight as I'm cutting my umpteenth Boxtop for Education off of FOOD that I am consuming, I start wondering something.Why do public schools need so much money?...more
You know you can ask to see the annual report, right?   As an example why our school does ...more

British Schools Boycott NCLB type tests

Many teachers and parents in US complain about the wrongheadedness of constant testing mandated by No Child Left Behind.  They question the validity of the testing regime as an accurate measure of student learning as well as pointing out that other ways of assessing student learning, such as portfolios and projects, are ignored.  Critics also argue that  NCLB has resulted in too much ‘teaching to the test.’  But in Britain, they do more than complain - local schools are boycotting the tests....more