Five suggestions for interesting and thought-provoking reading on the history of testing and measurement.
Summer's halfway over, but there's still plenty of time to do a little professional reading. Here are my picks for this summer.
By participating more frequently and more vocally in the ongoing national dialogue about K-12 education, teachers can help ensure that discourse reflects reality and not merely the musings of policy elites
Reform bluster is as ubiquitous as it is shallow. Here are ten claims teachers should be ready to respond to, along with some questions they might ask in response.
K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric will continue.
In our final week, we ask each other the lingering short questions that hadn't made it into our previous conversations.
We agree on the broad contours of a plan to improve due process. But we are less in agreement about details.
What would true compromise around teacher tenure and dismissal procedures look like?
The unions are currently the only bodies that connect teachers with each other--the only professional organization equivalent to those that exist in other fields
We agree that policies like "last in, first out" are problematic. But we disagree about why such policies exist and what should be done about them.