Everything is a "race," a "competition;" everyone and everything is rank ordered. We forget that no matter how "we" improve there are always exactly the same number of kids in the front of the line as at the end of the line.
All Blog Posts With accountability Tag or Category
April 12, 2012
April 10, 2012
Kansas LFA Chair Nancy Bolz notes that many schools with those demographics that "should" struggle beat the odds and are schools of excellence. She credits their attitude--their culture.
March 27, 2012
See the pattern on the rug? It grows clearer every day. It is not about improving education. It is not about helping our society become more literate and better educated. Follow the money. We are indeed a nation at risk.
March 19, 2012
The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.
March 08, 2012
Lawmakers in Colorado are looking into strengthening accountability measures for online schools.
March 07, 2012
Marc Tucker discusses the recent GE Foundation grant to Student Achievement Partners to help implement the common core state standards and the feasibility of open-sourcing.
March 01, 2012
I've been so used to trying to persuade powerful people that we can't base good schooling on simple tools of "measurement" that I forgot that truly they don't care.
February 16, 2012
When will we stop worrying about our own organizational fiscal et al condition for a few days and call for united action?
February 09, 2012
Nearly every state had to provide more details on how English learners will have full access to the rigors of the common core standards.
January 27, 2012
The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.