About Brian

Brian Preston retired in 2012 after 45 years of working in public and private schools and in higher education. He created k12edtalk as a forum for the exploration of educational issues. This forum will highlight the successes and offer insights on the shortcomings of K-12 education, and will offer support for his insights using appropriate research and experts from the field.

Two Distressing Examples of Corporate Education Reform


Rethinking Schools–My Wonderful Discovery for Today In 1986, as their website says, a group of Milwaukee area teacher had a vision.  Today, that vision of public education reform, of and for public schools, is embodied online through the Rethinking Schools … Continue reading

Opt Out and Opposition to State Education Policies Gaining in New York


Growing opposition to State Education Department and Governor’s policies in New York This week, evidence of growing public opposition to the programs of the New York Stated Education Department, and the meddling of Governor Cuomo, is evident across the state.  … Continue reading