The Empowerment Network: Social Studies without Desks!

Recently I received a notification that a Meetup group had been organized for social science secondary teachers across sub-disciplines.  As stated in its description, “This group is an opportunity for professional exchange that is flexible, fun and not limited by specific school or district interests or guidelines.”  The idea that social studies can happen beyond … More The Empowerment Network: Social Studies without Desks!

The Standardization Trap

One reason why we support charter schools and the school reform movement here in the Empowerment Network is that reform is theorized to radically serve all students without excuses.  Minority and low-income students need a schooling model that is based on their achievement—not based on the achievement of others.  I make this distinction frequently because … More The Standardization Trap