Recently, a friend challenged a bunch of us to come up with solutions to the culture of violence and exclusion that we have. Certainly, there is no single solution to the events that occur, that sadden and anger us, in a culture that celebrates violence. We cheer when politicians “talk tough”. The more people that [...]
A colleague Tweeted the other day that “failure is a far better teacher than success”. I disagree vehemently. But, rather than respond on Twitter where I am restricted to 140 characters, I decided to write this to provide a more nuanced view of my disagreement. This view results from a pendulum swing reaction to the [...]
In Part I, I spent all my time indicting our current system of testing, investigating the pros and cons, and discussing the pitfalls. Alright, enough bellyaching about what’s wrong. And let’s put to bed the idea of whether to test or not. We have to – at least until we figure out what works beyond any doubt. We have two questions to answer, which follow below.