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Devastating Democracy

- Democracy can, indeed, be devastating — at least for those who do not understand that the will of the people is, in fact, the bedrock of this free society.  Last week’s election in the District of Columbia has evoked a…
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The Lives of Girls

- For quite some time there’s been murmuring about girls getting too many advantages.  Echoing mostly from the caves of misogyny, though sometimes threaded with claims of learned research (ah, “data!”), the party line says that out-of-control feminism duped schools into…
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Gender and Pedagogy

- An article in today’s Washington Post magazine looks at the “new experiment” in single-sex classes at the Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in DC.  The headline is unfortunate:  “Separate but Equal:  More Schools are Dividing Classes by Gender.”   Critics of…
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Who Will Teach? Student Voices

- Many great comments continue to come in on my original blog in this series Who Will Teach? Students in Early Childhood Education offer these thoughts on the discussion: Makai Kellogg writes: “Yesterday after leaving my preschool to go to Trinity…
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Who Will Teach? Faculty Respond

- The faculty in Trinity’s School of Education have responded collectively and individually to my previous blog on the state of teacher education and Secretary Duncan’s remarks.   While they posted their response on the “comments” section of the last blog,
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Who Will Teach?

- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a provocative address on the future of teacher education when he appeared at Columbia Teachers College on October 22.   Everyone involved in Trinity’s School of Education — all faculty and students here, our graduates…
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Predictions for the Class of 2009: Part III

- cap03.gif In my previous two blogs, I have predicted that the Class of 2009 will enter a world in which the whole idea of the news media will be radically different from at present, that citizen activism will be more diffuse…
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Revolutionaries and Reactionaries

- “Education Reform” is one of the prime embattled fronts in the culture wars in this country.  News of President-elect Obama’s choice of Chicago School Superintendent Arne Duncan as the new U.S. Secretary of Education brought the more recent skirmishes to…
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What Would Martin Think?

- Martin Luther KingAlmost 40 years have passed since that terrible April day in 1968 in Memphis when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. That’s one more year than the entire span of years he had on this earth. He’d be 79…
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Closing Schools to "Fix" Them

- This fall, the District of Columbia’s long-suffering school children are experiencing even more upset and uncertainty as two major educational systems confront the massive dilemma of improving academic results while managing schools with some modicum of economic responsibility. Two months…
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Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202.884.9050   Email:

Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202.884.9050   Email: