Aug 222013

 This post originally appeared on Diane’s blog on The Huffington Post. Boston City Council President Provides a Model for Us All On Tuesday, August 13, I had the opportunity to testify at a Boston City Council Subcommittee hearing held on a proposal submitted by the Council President, Stephen J. Murphy, banning children under age 18 from attending live cage [Click for more…]

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Aug 022013

Reprinted from Increasingly we hear that academic work, including test prep, is reaching down into the lowest grades, even preschool. Here’s a post with teacher concerns on the issue, written by Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, and Diane E. Levin. They run the nonprofit called Defending the Early Years, which seeks to rally educators [Click for more…]

Aug 012013
Detroit Riots of 1967: Lessons for Today

Reprinted from Diane’s blog on The city of Detroit has declared bankruptcy (Globe). In the summer of 1967, I was in Detroit, with a group of beginning early childhood teachers from around the country. It was a very hopeful time. We were studying how President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” would help children and families [Click for more…]

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