Saturday, November 12, 2011

How do you spell oops?

Yesterday a report on the front page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette noted that nearly 45% of schools in Arkansas are failing to meet achievement goals under the No Child Left Behind Legislation. Some of the schools are in the wealthier parts of the state, and some of the failing schools are charter schools intended as the cutting edge of educational reform. How do you spell oops?

If were to want to more deeply engage children in learning, we would give them real hands-on learning to do. But it seems we do not.
I have been invited to be a guest on a call in radio program in Sacramento, California dedicated to education reform, Ed Talk Radio. You can listen through their website. The radio host, Paul Preston is a long-time supporter of career and technical education. My half-hour interview will be at 2 PM PST. If you are in Central time zone, please tune in at 4 PM.  My interview will last for 30  minutes. If you are in the US or Canada, you can call in toll free at (877) 211-4525. International callers should note that Pacific Standard Time is 8 hours behind GMT. I will be taking questions about hands-on learning. If you call, please introduce yourself as a blog reader.

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