We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.
Recently in Educational Reform Category
July 29, 2016
July 15, 2016
School curriculum historically has not been easy to change. Will the Every Student Succeeds Act help change that?
December 27, 2015
New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.
December 15, 2015
2016 is quickly approaching and there are at least 12 issues that will divide schools. We all need to eliminate that division and work on how to address them.
December 10, 2015
Our conveyor belts are filled with curriculum and initiatives that weren't worth our time. There are at least 10 questions schools should ask before they buy what consultants are selling.
November 17, 2015
Over the years the NY State Education Department has forced accountability and compliance through mandates, but a recent story by WNYT (Albany, NY, NBC affiliate) should force us to ask why the State Education Department doesn't play by their own rules.
October 08, 2015
Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before handing them the keys.
October 05, 2015
How do we encourage that kind of partnership in other schools, because I'm not sure more accountability is the way to do it.
September 25, 2015
When presidents and leaders of developed countries talk about how their education system is doing in comparison to other systems around the world, they use PISA as the data for the discussion, but many educators know very little about PISA. What is PISA?
August 31, 2015
Do tests reflect what students know...or their motivation and test taking skills?