January 2016 Archives

What could we learn about teacher education policy by looking at the career ladders of airline pilots?

Is it possible to have high standards without using standardized tests to assess them?

Last week was finals week for my 9th grader. Isn't it about time to get rid of final exams?

Last week I offered a few thoughts on how the Republican candidates for president feel about the common core. This week it's the Democrats' turn to go under the microscope.

Most people aren't one-issue voters, but if you care about education it might help to know where the major presidential candidates stand on the issue. Here's a guide for the voter interested in the common core. The Republicans are up first.

It may be a new year, but we have at least one problem that followed us home from last year: presidential candidates speaking nonsense about education.


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