Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace George Wood

Education and Democracy: Back to the Future

I know it’s 2008, but the prospect of a new administration—and a new U.S. Department of Education—has me thinking about 2001. I have to admit that when the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act was passed seven years ago, I paid little attention. As a high school principal, I had other things on my mind, like developing a literacy program,

Horace: George Wood Published: December 9, 2008 By: George Wood Topics:

In the Company of Teachers

Every one of us in the Coalition remembers the first time we met Ted Sizer. For me, it was at a small meeting of teachers in Georgia where Ted had shown up to see what they were doing in their classrooms. As usual, Ted stayed in the background, yielding the floor to, as he would say, “The people doing the

Horace: George Wood Published: December 2, 2009 By: George Wood Topics: Ted Sizer