The Answer Sheet: Anthony Cody


Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

The big flaws in Obama’s education argument

Veteran educator Anthony Cody...

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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/30/2011

New data Bill Gates, other ed reformers should care about

Here is some new data on how people live in the United States that should inform the way education reformers like Bill Gates go about their business, but, sadly, doesn’t.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/26/2011

A strange deference to Gates at Education Nation

Teacher Anthony Cody watched NBC’s opening session so you didn’t have to, and he found newsman Brian Williams displaying an awkward deference to the Gates Foundation, which has spent billions on controversial education initiatives.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

How shaky is President Obama’s support among teachers?

President Obama has some very large problems heading into 2012, and one that might surprise those inside the D.C. beltway is an area that should be a bulwark of support for any Democratic candidate: education, teacher Anthony Cody writes.

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Teacher: What Save Our Schools march accomplished — and didn’t

A veteran teacher assesses how much the Save Our Schools March in Washington accomplished in and what the next steps are to try to get a change in Obama administration education policies.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Teachers in a bind: Tests don’t measure critical thinking

Anthony Cody writes that great teaching sparks complex thinking in students, but standardized tests simply don’t test it. And the more we rely on the tests, the less great teaching there will be.

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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2011

The fight over teaching evolution, climate change

A survey shows many biology teachers are afraid to teach evolution. A proposed law in Tennessee would require science educators to "teach the controversies" regarding evolution and climate change -- even though scientists don't think there is much controversy. What's going on in the world of science instruction?

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Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Science | Tags:  climate change, evolution, global warming, intelligent design, science class, scopes trial, teaching climate change, teaching evolution, theory of evolution

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Are more high-stakes tests inevitable? A teacher says 'no'

A teacher writes that education reformers have promised far more than they can deliver, and that more testing is not inevitable as many teachers, students and parents fear.

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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 01/03/2011

The "bad teacher" bogeyman and its consequences

An educator dissects how the teaching profession is being attacked and what the consequences are for the country.

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/21/2010

How a teachers' union actually helped kids (not just adults)

You've probably heard a lot about how teacher unions are obstacles to meaningful school reforms, but you probably have NOT heard about this remarkable union-involved success story in California.

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Categories:  Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody | Tags:  academic performance index, achievement gap, api, california schools, california teachers association, qeia, standardized tests, teachers union

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010

The disaster California schools face, and a teacher's call to action

California's public schools face a real funding disaster, and a teacher says it is time to fight back.

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Categories:  Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody | Tags:  anthony cody, budget deficit, california budget deficit, california schools, jerry brown, proposition 13

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/24/2010

The mismatch between Duncan's words, actions

A veteran teacher writes an open letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying that the mismatch between Duncan's words and actions makes "a real consensus impossible."

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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Teachers give 'Superman' director an earful

"Waiting for Superman" film director Davis Guggenheim asks teachers to tell him what they about his education film -- the one that scapegoats teachers -- and they let him have it.

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Categories:  Anthony Cody, Anthony Cody | Tags:  anthony cody, attack on teachers, charter schools, davis guggenheim, superman, teachers, teachers unions, waiting for superman

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/09/2010

Schools in a banana republic

Educator Anthony Cody takes a hard look at how today's economy is affecting public school students.

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