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Here are the top ten articles for the School Reform Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Milk and Education
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2. Education Without Humanity
If the public school system is to produce a unified, compassionate citizenry, then a different approach is needed in the earliest grades.

3. Misspelling as Warning Signal
Something is not right when the same adults who are able to perform basic math functions and recall song lyrics and sports statistics are unable to spell the words they use in day-to-day writing.

4. Driving Teachers Away
Statistics from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future found that “in urban districts, close to 50 percent of newcomers leave the profession during their first five years of teaching.” Teachers are leaving the profession because they are being treated with the same sort of contempt

5. Betsy Devos, Perfect for the Job
Because it is the declared intention of the current administration to eliminate the federal Department of Education, their choice of Secretary is an excellent one.

6. The US Department of Education, What It's For
Opponents of the Department of Education say it's "unconstitutional." What ARE the functions of this cabinet-level department?

7. The Charter School Racket
Tax-payers who recognize that vouchers are bad news for public education nevertheless imagine that charter schools are unqualifiedly good for the US school population. A certain kind of charter school has its place in the public system. Charter schools run by for-profit managers have no place.

8. Stop Devaluing Standard English in the Schools
Language is the vehicle of education and the transmission of culture. Teachers especially need to value their native language and its literature. It is not enough to be a math teacher or P.E. teacher. All teachers must be English teachers.

9. Betsy DeVos's Dream Budget
Betsy DeVos wants to cut the federal education budget by $9 billion.

10. Beware Education Fads
As long as it’s possible to obtain a doctorate in education, classroom teachers are going to be deluged with “research-based innovations” of doubtful value.



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