Commentary by John Merrow

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When Roads Diverge: Tracking the Charter Movement

When Roads Diverge: Tracking the Charter Movement

John Merrow investigates where the charter school movement is taking education in this Ed Week Commentary.

Nov 30th, 2009 | 0 comments | 12,006 Views
Commentary: Reclaiming America, One 1st Grader at a Time

Commentary: Reclaiming America, One 1st Grader at a Time

Learning to read with understanding is the foundation for all learning, but most low-income children in the U.S. are below grade level in reading by the 4th grade.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 0 comments | 6,446 Views
Commentary: On Rewriting, Character Education, and the Future of America

Commentary: On Rewriting, Character Education, and the Future of America

Did I remember, one student wanted to know, my campaign to elevate the level of bathroom graffiti?

Jan 15th, 2008 | 1 comment | 4,405 Views
Commentary: Learning Without Loopholes

Commentary: Learning Without Loopholes

No Child Left Behind's blatant loopholes need to be addressed.

Dec 5th, 2007 | 0 comments | 4,181 Views
Commentary: New American Revolution Fought Over National Education Standards

Commentary: New American Revolution Fought Over National Education Standards

History seems to be repeating itself. Just as they did in the 1770s, the American "colonies" are rebelling against a distant ruler named George.

Oct 17th, 2007 | 1 comment | 9,294 Views
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