I decided to invite a new conversation partner to jump in, hoping we might go even further in unpacking the overheated rhetoric that swirls around our public schools.
It is deeply misguided to believe that those skills alone make a great teacher.
Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest.
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.