In a shocking display of ignorance, pay for performance has become reformers' blitzkrieg. Both common sense and research are being ignored.
A YouTube video shows students learning the wonders of data. But is this what the joy of learning has become all about?
If you make teaching more about test scores and less about the many other reasons many of us chose the profession, you will indeed select a different sort of teacher.
More than ninety comments have been left for the Waiting for Superman director, but he has yet to reply. Here's what teachers are saying...
We have allowed technocrats to drive our schools with data. It is high time for teachers and parents and students to challenge the reform nonsense
he number of students receiving free or reduced price lunches has grown significantly, and in 2008-2009 44% of our nation's students were eligible.
Is the current claim by critics that America's educational system is in crisis and failing real or a tool to expand critics' control of the reform agenda?
Is the sole measure of a child that of a test score? Is the ability to compete in the workforce the most important outcome of our public schools?
The only way our ideas and expertise will matter is when we have a great many teachers, parents, and students actively demanding that we be heard.
Having a "seat at the table" can never be an end in itself. These policies are destroying schools, careers, and opportunities for students right now.