Archive for April, 2010

Ravitch’s book has lessons for Milwaukee schools

Ravitch’s book has lessons for Milwaukee schools

Public education is in crisis across America. And in Milwaukee, it is no different. In recent months, the state has withheld money from MPS, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Gov. Jim Doyle have proposed mayoral control of the district and new legislation gives the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers more control over [...]

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Parents’ Sound-off: Who hates homework more, you or your kid?

Parents’ Sound-off: Who hates homework more, you or your kid?

All school-aged kids have some form of homework. It starts out light — maybe just a reading log and the occasional worksheet — and it stokes up to to as much as an hour a night by the time the kid’s in grade school. Some kids are prone to book work, and diligently study away [...]

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