Author Archives: Sean Kennedy

  • Washington Must Act Now to Stop North Korean Missiles (From RealClearDefense)

    May 3, 2017- Sean Kennedy North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are increasing while Washington fails to fully fund Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) that could protect the US homeland from a devastating nuclear attack. It is imperative that Congress and the White House act to get GMD [Read More...]
  • El Sueño Americano postergado – The American Dream Deferred

    August 27, 2013- Sean Kennedy Diario Las Americas (Miami, FL) EE.UU. necesita arreglar su deteriorado sistema de enseñanza del inglés English translation follows Perdidos en medio del bullicio por el debate sobre inmigración que está teniendo lugar en la nación se encuentran los intereses de [Read More...]
  • Computers in class: do’s & don’t’s

    August 9, 2013- Sean Kennedy New York Post City Council Speaker and mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn wants to play Santa Claus and give every New York City school kid an iPad to replace their textbooks. It’s a billion-dollar boondoggle and the wrong way to spend [Read More...]
  • California Should Fix its Broken Adult ELL Programs

    August 1, 2013- Sean Kennedy Los Angeles Daily News With more than 6 million California — mostly immigrant — adults lacking adequate English skills, the state doesn’t need another blue ribbon panel. The state needs repair the broken system that is meant to teach immigrants [Read More...]
  • Our Broken System of Teaching English to Adults

    July 26, 2013- Sean Kennedy Newark Star-Ledger (NJ) Lost amid the din of the immigration debate are 23 million U.S. adults who cannot speak English adequately. Although most of these adults — 20 million — are foreign-born, the other 3 million are U.S.-born citizens who [Read More...]
  • Repairing the Nation’s Education System for Adult English Learners

    July 1, 2013- Sean Kennedy Executive Summary Key Points: • 23 million US adults with Limited English Proficiency — 2.9 million are native-born. • Immigrants are often highly-motivated to learn English. • Available government data suggests the adult English as a Second Language system is [Read More...]
  • Congress Should Find Common Ground on Blended Learning

    June 25, 2013- Sean Kennedy Issue Brief A bipartisan consensus should embrace transformational educational models that are closing achievement gaps and saving taxpayers’ money. The U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce passed its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [Read More...]
  • Parents Deserve Test Data to Make Informed Choices

    May 24, 2013- Sean Kennedy San Diego Union-Tribune Right now, some California students are sitting for hours pouring over testing booklets and filling in scantron bubbles. The results of that will shape the fate of their teachers, principals, district officials and become the conversation fodder [Read More...]
  • Incentivize Actual Learning

    May 20, 2013- Sean Kennedy National Review Online School Dollars Should Follow Success, Not Just Enrollment The decision of the Louisiana supreme court to strike down as unconstitutional the funding mechanism of the state’s school-voucher program is a major blow to school-choice supporters, but the [Read More...]
  • School Tech Plan Unlikely to Help Blended Learning

    May 9, 2013- Sean Kennedy Over the past decade, the United States has spent upwards of $100 billion on K-12 classroom technology to no discernible effect. The reason is clear: most education technology in use in K-12 classrooms is not integrated into core instruction, and [Read More...]
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