EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Posts Tagged ‘school choice’

Catholic trustees vote to close three schools

In Current Events on May 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

This article raises a number of questions, among them matters of austerity, planning, parental involvement/power, etc. Few of these, unfortunately, are explicitly raised in the article. Note that while there is a bit of jockeying for position around where, which, and how, no voice questions whether or not closures and consolidation are necessary. That hasn’t always been the case in the Edmonton recently, as the debate over what neighbourhoods would be either blessed or destroyed by the closure and replacement of schools has caused more than a bit of a stir.

Catholic trustees vote to close three schools.

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philosophy bites: Norman Daniels on the Philosophy of Healthcare

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

A good podcast and a good demonstration of how intellectuals can engage with everyday political issues.

philosophy bites: Norman Daniels on the Philosophy of Healthcare.

Slate: Why I Stopped Writing Recommendation Letters for Teach for America

In Commentary on October 14, 2013 at 6:30 am

I thought you would like this article from The Slate Magazine for iPhone

Why I Stopped Writing Recommendation Letters for Teach for America
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2013/10/teach_for_america_recommendations_i_stopped_writing_them_and_my_colleague.html

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A new wrinkle on the charter school movement — MOOC-home-charter schooling

In Commentary on October 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

Opinion: Online charter schools pose risk to public system.

What are our real choices?

In Cooperative Blog Posts on October 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Kiel:

As I was reading this article (Kachur, “Privatizing Public Choice”) and after a few class discussions about should parents have the right to choose which school their children should attend? I was a bit confused, because I thought parents already do choose which schools they send their kids. After reading this article, I had a bit more understanding at what the question was really asking. I was looking at this eissue in a different mindset and cultural view. In my family throughout my k-12 education years, my parents and the rest of my family had a different set of criteria when choosing schools for myself or my cousins. They did not look at grading standards for each schools because they had complete faith and trust in the school system and their methods of education. What they looked for in choosing schools was for mobility, accessible public transportation, and family heritage. My family tends to pick schools Read the rest of this entry »

Sands: Edmonton students crowd into suburban schools; portable classrooms not ready

In Commentary on September 4, 2013 at 5:07 am

Edmonton students crowd into suburban schools; portable classrooms not ready.

Should parents have the right to choose their children’s school? Should children have a right to attend a school in their own neighborhood?

Staples: Top schools raise up kids from all backgrounds

In Commentary on September 4, 2013 at 5:04 am

Staples: Top schools raise up kids from all backgrounds.

Is money important to educational outcomes? What case does Staples make? Do you agree with him? Has he missed something important or missed the point altogether?

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