The Answer Sheet: George Wood


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Why the Education Dept. should be eliminated -- Wood

School principal George Wood, acknowledging that "it is peculiar for someone who values education to be arguing for what has often been a very conservative position," explains why he thinks the Education Department should be eliminated.

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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Waiting for sanity in education reform

This fall brought a lot of noise in the education world: A movie, a manifesto and a mayoral election. Now comes news Now comes the news that, in light of whatever is going to happen on Nov. 2nd, the Obama administration is looking for ways to work with the next Congress and is targeting No Child Left Behind to reauthorize. George Wood says: "Yikes."

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/21/2010

The danger of blaming schools for economic woes

Principal George Wood writes: "It’s funny how the start of school also marks the unofficial start of the fall campaign season. What isn’t funny is how so many politicians running for office blame kids for our faltering economy."

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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Principal: Not the change I had in mind

A principal writes: "I am still not over the sadness and anger I feel over what happened to my colleague, [principal] Joyce Irvine.... Parents are grateful for her leadership, she knows all of her students, she launched innovative programs, her teachers and her superintendent give her high marks, and even her U.S. senator has praised her work. And she has been fired."

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Posted at 03:10 AM ET, 06/06/2010

A school that did the right thing

A principal writes about the gamble his Ohio public school took by taking in an 18-year-student who could have hurt the school's accountability record.

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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/12/2010

Why Obama should invest in teachers

How a professional learning community works--and why the most important investment the Obama administration can make in education is in teachers and teaching.

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