ARCHIVE (2009)


1st Edition (Feb. 2, 2009) 

  • Jamila and the Case against Standardized Testing and the EQAO 

  • As Recession Deepens, Where will McGuinty Go On Education Funding?


2st Edition (March 9, 2009)

  • What Does Obama Mean for Education in Ontario (and Canada )?

  • Selection of Chris Spence at TDSB Provokes Interesting Discussion

  • Research Shows ‘School Choice’ Making Things Worse

  • Democratic Congress Kills Washington DC Voucher Program


3st Edition (March 17, 2009)

  • Mossback Tories Headed to Political Oblivion with New Education Directions

  • TDSB Losing its Reputation as Major Progressive Board

  • Finally Everybody Is Concerned about Dropouts


4th Edition (March 24, 2009)

  • Class Size Makes a Huge Difference from K-12

  • TDSB Chair Takes on Little Education Report

  • Kipp Schools and What can We Do For Urban Poor Kids?


  5th Edition (March 31, 2009)

  • ECE Biggest Disappointment in Ontario Budget

  • Bad American Ideas Come From Trying to Help the Poor on the Cheap

  • Stop the Presses! Toronto Board does Something Right.


    6th Edition (Apr. 6, 2009)

  • Obama and Bill Gates Billionaire’s Club Agree on Education Reform

  • Toronto Secondary Teacher Vote 82 % for Strike

  • Milwaukee Vouchers Show No Achievement Gains over Public Schools

  • Alternative Teacher Certificate Programs Did Not Meet Expectations

  • Self Described ‘Leftist’ Black Civil Rights and Education Leader Al Sharpton in Serious Trouble


    7th Edition (Apr. 13, 2009)

  • Parents, Teachers and Opposition Parties Furiously Attack Ministry...

  • Linda Darling-Hammond Outlines Teacher Education Priorities

  • Education Historian Diane Ravitch Defends Teachers’ Unions

  • Demands for English Only Instruction Doubles Dropout Rate


 8th Edition (Apr. 20, 2009)

  • Education Moving Up BC Election Agenda

  • Can Somebody Give TDSB Trustee Josh Matlow a Valium?

  • Why Merit Pay for Teachers Just Doesn’t Work

  • National Union of Teachers to Boycott Primary Tests


    9th Edition (Apr. 27, 2009)

  • Fraser Institutes School Ranking Tactics Pathetic Manipulative

  • What Can Canada Learn from Cuban Education

  • What Can Canada Learn From Finland’s School System?

  • Alberta MLA’s Vote Against Standardized Tests!!

  • Some numbers for Our Conservative Friends to Consider


  10th Edition (May 4, 2009)

  • BC Election Gets Close, Could Education Decide It?

  • American Conservative Approach to Education a Total Failure by its Own Criteria

  • Top Ten Things That Really Bug Teachers

  • Pools, Computers and City Kids, Where is the Shame?

  • Hudak Wants to Return Ontario Tories To School Wars


 11th Edition (May 11, 2009)

  • McGuinty and Wynne Liberals to Remove Last Vestiges of School Board Power

  • Arne Duncan to Tour 15 States to Study NCLB Testing Disaster

  • 94% of British Head Teachers Vote to Boycott Standardized Tests

  • Trustee Conflict of Interest Mess Must be Clarified


12th Edition (May 18, 2009)

  • Ontario School Boards Crisis Fault of McGuinty and Wynne

  • Larry Cuban and Teacher Centred Progressivism

  • Ontario Ministry Might Be Starting To Listen on Some Issues

  • Bill 44 Helps Alberta Retain Its Reputation as a Province of Dumb Red Necks


  13th Edition (June 1, 2009)

  • American Conservative Education Ideas Crash and Burn Under Scrutiny, One After Another

  • Tim Hudak is Hooked on Fawniks

  • Don’t Make Me Side With Trustee Matlow!

  • Letter to the Editor


   14th Edition (June 7, 2009)

  • Destructive School-Finder List to Stay in Place

  • Provincial Parents’ Group Political Window Dressing

  • $125 000 for a Teacher – Finally!!


   15th Edition (June 15, 2009)

  • French Immersion Tail Starting to Wag the Dog

  • Where is Ontario Going on Adult Education?

  • With 8000 Hits Little Education Report Taking Off!


   16th Edition (June 22, 2009)

  • NDP Can Only Watch While Liberals Eat their Daycare Lunch

  • Stamford Connecticut Dismantles Tracking (Streaming) Plan

  • Charter Schools No Panacea


 17th Edition (June 29, 2009)

  • What Does a Tim Hudak Victory Mean for the Politics of Ontario Education?

  • Teacher Unions Go After Charter Schools Across America

  • The Little Report Now at 10 000 Hits


   18th Edition (July 20, 2009)

  • The Glass Is Half Fullan (again)

  • TDSB Budget 2009 – It’s not the budget shortfall that matters...


19th Edition (August 3, 2009)

  • With Election Over BC Liberals Start Slashing Education

  • Successful Countries Have a Broad Curriculum

  • America’s Foremost Education Historian Says Time to Kill ‘No Child...


    20th Edition (August 24, 2009)

  • Is Obama Worse Than Bush for Education?

  • Major Breakthrough in Stubborn Toronto OSSTF Contract

  • C. D. Howe Testing Report Highly Suspect


   21th Edition (Sept. 13, 2009)

  • Back to School 2009-2010 It is the Funding Formula Stupid!

  • Mr. Obama's Commitment to Think Tank Propaganda

  • Little Report Actually Grew Over the Summer!


   22th Edition (Sept. 21, 2009)

  • Education Cutbacks in Two Rich Western Provinces are Staggering

  • American Teachers VS Obama

  • The Need for a Moratorium on High-stakes Testing

  • Why can’t we talk about social class?

  • Little Report Subscriber in Qatar


   23th Edition (Sept. 28, 2009)

  • Annie Kidder and People for Education Turning Against Testing

  • Margaret Wente blurring some journalistic boundaries in Globe piece

  • New Portuguese Study Debunks Teacher Performance Pay Direction


24th Edition (Oct.5, 2009)

  • School Closings and the Campaign for Public Education

  • Margaret Wente Doesn’t Know Jack Diddly About Education but it Doesn’t Stop Her Pontificating

  • BC Education Minister a Laughing Stock

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   25th Edition (Oct.12, 2009)

  • Right Left and Centre Slam Partnership for 21 Century Skills

  • Early Learning Could be McGuinty’s Legacy if Handled Properly

  • Handy Guide to New Obama Edubabble, That was Then, This is Now

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   26th Edition (Oct.19, 2009)

  • BC Liberals Organize Their own Education Opposition

  • Nobel Laureate Economist Paul Krugman Discusses Education

  • Right and Left Clash in Washington DC Over the Future Direction of American Education

  • As Evidence That Teacher Performance Pay Does Not Improve Education, Piles Up...

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   27th Edition (Oct.26, 2009)

  • Is the Underachievement of Boys A Problem? Maybe. Is It THE Problem? No.

  • What Can We Learn from Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone?

  • Report Cards Have Become So impenetrable That It Has Become a Serious Problem

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


  28th Edition (Nov.2, 2009)

  • We Already Know What a Good Education Is, Just Look at What the Rich Give Themselves...

  • McGuinty Does the Right Thing on Early Learning, Earns a Lasting Legacy.

  • Will McGuinty Risk “Dalton Days” for Teachers and Education Workers?

  • Closing the Black and White Achievement Gap

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   29th Edition (Nov.9, 2009)

  • Doug Little on Early Childhood Politics, The Agenda With Steve Paikin

  • California Begins to use SES as Basis of Boundary Changes and Bussing

  • Time to End Army Recruitment in Schools

  • Bill 177, Ordering Higher EQAO Scores Won’t Work

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   30th Edition (Nov.16, 2009)

  • Hugh Mackenzie’s CCPA Analysis Puts Heat on Some Provinces

  • The Strange Case of Conflict of Interest against Dr Lorna Earl

  • Cashing In on Foreign $tudents at the TD$B?

  • Doug Little on Early Childhood Politics, The Agenda With Steve Paikin

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


   31th Edition (Nov.23, 2009)

  • Schools as Hubs Could Galvanize Mayoralty Election in Toronto, Across Ontario and Beyond

  • Trustee Conflict of Interest Mess Must be Clarified

  • To Help Stop the Cutbacks to Alberta Schools visit

  • Doug Little on Early Childhood Politics, The Agenda With Steve Paikin

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


 32th Edition (Nov.30, 2009)

  • The Losing War Against McGuinty Liberals K-JK Reforms has Begun

  • Gerald Bracey’s Profound Parting Shots

  • Finland Again?

  • Last week’s Issue Drove Hits Up 2000

  • Doug Little on Early Childhood Politics, The Agenda With Steve Paikin

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report


        34rd Edition (Dec. 21, 2009)

  • Globe Sideswipes Early Learning Plan But No Frontal Assault?

  • Silly Season Begins for School Board Nominations

  • Closing West Toronto Collegiate Would Be a Crime.

  • Are We Moving Forward On Curriculum Change? Maybe.  

  • Doug Little on Early Childhood Politics, The Agenda With Steve Paikin

  • Advertise on The Little Education Report