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“The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice 

Here's a nice little summary of the history of behaviorist education, dreaming of being a "Flight of a Bullet." “The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice. Particularly interesting is the imagery. Here's my …

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Education and the Rigorous Tying Up of Milk  ☆

It always surprises me when people seem to get away with the argument that we need better education in order to maintain our national primacy. Tired nationalism keeps on kicking. And yet, isn't it interesting how compelling it is in its apparent simplicity? Even as we become sensitive to the atrocities of Empire, the notion …

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Everyone’s a Progressive These Days 

Here's an interesting post on the provenance of "progressives": Progressives at War in Schools and Classrooms. Larry Cuban writes: What contemporary progressive-minded teachers and administrators who continue to cope with the standards-based accountability and testing movement have to remember is that the deep well from which early 20th century progressives drank not only included John …

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