Needless to say, Kevin Durant's $54 million Warriors salary doesn't happen in teaching. In schooling, we've drifted into the habit of talking a lot more about the need to get rid of lousy teachers than about how to give excellence its due.
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November 03, 2014
United Students Against Sweatshops has taken cheap shots at Teach for America--and, for reasons that escape me, have gained attention for it.
September 11, 2013
There is a tension here, though, that receives even less attention--and that's the way that even well-designed systems may stifle emerging models of schooling.
May 06, 2011
On Wednesday, I stirred a bit of a hornet's nest when I wrote, "I think that...many people teaching today probably shouldn't be." Given the charged response from readers demanding that I justify this assertion, I'll say a few more words. First, it strikes me as a banal, unremarkable statement, one...
March 11, 2011
Question: What do KIPP Academy cofounders Mike Feinberg and David Levin, Tennessee state chief Kevin Huffman, StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee, D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and hard-charging Colorado state Sen. Mike Johnston have in common? Answer: They're all alumni of Teach For Ame...
January 05, 2011
Note: Dan Goldhaber, an economist and professor at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. Today I'm joined by my co-author, Roddy Theobald, and we are going to do a little self-promotion in the context of talking about teacher layoffs. Few recent issues in education have garner...
January 03, 2011
Note: Dan Goldhaber, an economist and professor at the University of Washington, is guest-posting this week. When Rick asked that I guest blog, I wasn't too sure that I could be pithy, coherent, and interesting--I'll let you judge. Either way, this is a terrific forum for making points that I've li...
May 13, 2010
Big news yesterday out of the West. While at the NewSchools Venture Fund Annual Summit, got word that Mike Johnston's path-breaking teacher quality bill (SB 10-191) had made it through the Colorado House on a 36-29 vote. This, as I've said previously in the midst of the fight over Florida SB 6, is...