Stories by Marion Brady

Marion Brady is a retired educator. Links to his books, journal articles, op-eds, blogs, and nationally distributed newspaper columns can be found at subscribe to Marion Brady's feed

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Should we really care about what these tests are measuring?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014, Source:

We don't need standards for school subjects, but for the qualities of mind children need to thrive in today's world.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: The Answer Sheet

How do children learn best? It might not look like what you think.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Limiting what’s taught to what machines can measure isn’t just demeaning, it’s a recipe for societal disaster.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Market forces have distorted how and what students learn. It's time for new approach to curricular design.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

Subject-based education is not what we need, according to this educator.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: The Washington Post

You probably do. But what you might not know is how badly it's harming education.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

The major flaw in modern schooling is its preoccupation with letters and numbers to the neglect of all other ways of learning.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

Bill Gates spent $45 million trying to find out what makes a school teacher effective — and failed.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

Schools are sending kids on their way with a solid grasp of the Common Core State Standards but ignorant of powerful ideas.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

Exploring the deep, fundamental flaws at the backbone of our "core curriculum."

Posted on: Jan 23, 2013, Source: The Washington Post

With decades of teaching under his belt, this former educator argues yes -- if we want education to matter.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The “core curriculum” used in America’s classrooms was poor when it was adopted in 1893, and grows more dysfunctional every year.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: The Washington Post

America has trillions invested in school buildings, but their designs encourage learner passivity. Can they be re-purposed to really educate?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: Truthout

The "test-and-punish" approach driving school reform has been an unqualified disaster -- except for those stuffing their pockets with the profits.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2012, Source: The Washington Post

45 states have now adopted these new standards -- but will they really improve learning in our schools?

Posted on: Dec 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Whether or not America arrives at the 22nd century in recognizable form hinges in great measure on the quality of public education.