Shanghai models for us for 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/world/asia/30shanghai.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=homepage&src=me

Will we learn to value hard work by students? To teach students to hold adults– teachers and parents– in esteem? To takep–and stay with– a disciplined approach to teaching and learning?  To prize academic achievment?  To wake up and act on what our Secretary of Education called these Shanghi results on the international PISA test–‘;a wake-up call.’ 

Let us hope.

Happy New Year!

See you in 2011 as we work to move education forward–trust and achievement.

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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