Reading List: The History of Testing and Measurement

Five suggestions for interesting and thought-provoking reading on the history of testing and measurement.

Summer Reading List: Why Reform Fails

Summer's halfway over, but there's still plenty of time to do a little professional reading. Here are my picks for this summer.

How Teachers Can More Effectively Speak Truth to Power

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

Ten Reform Claims That Teachers Should Know How to Challenge

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.

What's Next on 'Beyond the Rhetoric'?

K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric will continue.

Final Questions

In our final week, we ask each other the lingering short questions that hadn't made it into our previous conversations.

Improving (Not Eliminating) Due Process

We agree on the broad contours of a plan to improve due process. But we are less in agreement about details.

The Vergara Decision

What would true compromise around teacher tenure and dismissal procedures look like?

Teachers' Unions and the Near Future

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

Unions and the Concept of 'Adult Interests'

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.

The opinions expressed in K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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