Category Archives: Brendan Murphy

Education Equity: Civil Rights of the 20th and 21st Century

If school choice didn’t work in Kent County why do we think it will work today?

If inequity of funding was a symptom of the problem 50 years ago how can we reform education by cutting funding today?

If lack of experience and lack of advanced degrees was a symptom of poor schools in the 1960’s how can replacing those same teachers be considered reform today? Continue reading

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Free Appropriate Public Education

Are public schools doing enough or are they trying to do too much? In the case of Hendrick Hudson School District v. Rowley A lower court noted that: “she performs better than the average child in her class and is … Continue reading

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The budget as a Vision Statement

As a math person i am not afraid of numbers or budgets, but a budget is more than just numbers. Much of the money from the federal government has strings attached to it so every penny has to come from … Continue reading

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Future of Curriculum

RT @LearnBoost: Is the Khan Academy the future of education? http://cot.ag/dLstON Don’t be too quick to dismiss the possibility. If a computer can do it better why not let it http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html Math Wars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Math_wars May you live in interesting times. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Curriculum

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How do we motivate teachers to better understand curriculum guides?

I confess when I started teaching, even in math, if I had a book I based most of my curriculum on the book. The individual lessons were often modified, but I allowed the book publisher to dictate most of what … Continue reading

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