The Answer Sheet: sam chaltain


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Should Rhee stay or go?

Educator Sam Chaltain looks at the pros and cons of Rhee staying as D.C. schools chief as a decisive election approaches.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools | Tags:  d.c. election, d.c. schools, michelle rhee, rhee and d.c. schools, rhee and fenty, sam chaltain

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Data, testing, accountability: The wrong words for reform

Language matters, and Sam Chaltain writes that we need to find new words to more accurately describe the changes we seek for children. Enough with data, testing and accountability.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  accountability and data, hamlet, sam chaltain, school climate, school reform

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/06/2010

What Gandhi would think about “The Lottery”

Educator Sam Chaltain writes about why he felt like he had been "punched in the gut" after watching "The Lottery."

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  charter schools, gandhi and buber, harlem success academy, harlem success academy and film, martin buber, sam chaltain, the lottery, the lottery and film