School Reform @ BellaOnline Your site for information on changes and initiatives for students, famiilies, teachers and administrators involved in PreK-12 education and tips on what parents can do to ensure that their child is actually being educated. en-us Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:36:01 EST 240 School Reform @ BellaOnline Low-Income Students and College The latest government campaign to get more low-income children into college is just more empty talk. The educational gap between the children of the poor and children of the middle class opens at birth. Efforts that do not address preschool education and teaching methods K-3 are meaningless. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:00:15 EST Homework, Soccer, and Meaningful Reform The only meaningful school reform will address the reality that not every child wants to be a brain surgeon: public school instruction should be adapted to the needs of two very different types of student: the academic-oriented and the nonacademic-oriented. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:00:00 EST Firing Teachers Won't Improve U.S. Education Judging by responses to a recent NPR report on a lawsuit to make it easier to fire California teachers, many members of the public seem to see public school teachers as a species of self-sacrificing missionaries dedicated to acting as surrogate parents to every child who enters their classroom. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 01:00:33 EST