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Brent Cudly
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It's time to stop blaming schools and start looking at the amazing things our schools are doing. 

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Truth that School Reformers Dont Want You to Know
Sometimes when you tell the truth, it sounds like an excuse. People outside of education have a lot of advice on how to solve the problems with public education. They come from very well meaning places, bit sometimes they might not even understand the probl...

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A school system that promotes equity of opportunities, creativity and innovation along with high academic standards will produce greater long term results than the short term wins of rote memorization for the purpose of high test scores. If you look solely at the results of standardized assessments, you will come up with very different solutions than you do if you find a way to place value on creativity.

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Why are 77% of Americans happy with their local public school and yet only 19% of people rate the overall public school system with high marks (Gallup poll, 2012)?  Why have public schools been blamed for any number of shortfallings such as USSR's launch of...

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The Path to Privatization
Imagine if in 2001, police were given a mandate that by 2014, every neighborhood would be crime free. If they were not crime free, police officers would be fired and police stations would be shut down and privatized. Which neighborhoods do you think would b...

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Kids not Test Scores
It would be interesting to see what we could accomplish if we stopped focusing on competition and began focusing on process. Policy makers too often see kids as numbers. They pit schools against each other putting poorer neighborhoods in the position of app...

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Public Schools Matter
Public schools matter. In a democratic society, it is important that all children are provided education. ALL children, no matter race, creed, or disability. No matter gender, gender identity, homosexuality, or heterosexuality. No matter immigration status ...

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Developing a Common Instructional Language
Common Language Creating a common language of instruction allows for a more consistent, effective, and efficient communication within a school district.  When language is consistent, it allows for one teacher to easily communicate ideas to another teacher. ...
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