Publishing Giant Pearson Hauls in Billions in Education Dollars: But Do Students Benefit?

Professor, activist and education blogger Paul Thomas’ piece first appeared on Alternet – http://www.alternet.org/education/publishing-giant-pearson-hauls-billions-education-dollars-do-students-benefit Publishing Giant Pearson Hauls in Billions in Education Dollars: But Do Students Benefit? Leave it to Oscar Wilde to get things right. Writing about late-19th-century British attitudes regarding the poor, the Irish writer and social critic concluded, “Their remedies are part of the…

THE REAL EDUCATION CRISIS?

From Paul Thomas at https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com For Education Week‘s Quality Counts 2015, Christina A. Samuels opens a piece on early reading with the following: Children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are widely seen as being in academic crisis. Educators are increasingly looking for actions they can take in the younger grades—even as early as…

EDUCATION JOURNALISM DESERVES AN F: A READER

From Paul Thomas’ https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com On the local evening news, a story ran recently about closing down a popular segment of a relatively new rail trail to work on the crumbling infrastructure of pipes crossing beneath the trail and nearby roads. As part of the story, the on-air reporter chatted with two women who frequently walk along…