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November 15, 2011

With Whom do We Stand? A Counterpoint for Education Reform

Guest post by Steve Silvius and Stephen Danley. Consider us optimists, but we think the high-stakes test movement has reached its apex and started its decline. It won't happen quickly given the powerful political forces aligned to promote the testing regime, but the test obsessed "accountability" p...

November 05, 2011

Bill Gates' Big Play: How Much Can Money Buy in Education?

What would happen if one of the wealthiest men in the world decided to remake the institution of public education in America? What if that man believed he understood the secrets to success, and sought to align the nation's schools to his vision and methods? What if he decided to devote all his time ...

October 29, 2011

If Only the Billionaire Reformers Cared about THIS Data

Billionaire Bill Gates was in the news again this week, bemoaning the sorry state of America's schools, insisting that business leaders like him have a lot to teach us about measuring performance. Mr. Gates, in years past, has worried about the fact that we rank poorly on international educational...

September 27, 2011

John Thompson: Gates Foundation Teacher Effectiveness Researcher Seems to Support the 'Status Quo'

The National Bureau of Economic Research just published "School Choice, School Quality and Postsecondary Attainment" by David J. Deming, Justine S. Hastings, Thomas J. Kane and Douglas O. Staiger. Tom Kane, of course, heads the Gates Foundation's $400 million dollar "Measuring Effective Teaching" ...

September 26, 2011

Circular Reasoning at the Gates: Education Nation off to a Confusing Start

Last September NBC brought us the first Education Nation, developed in coordination with the release of the pro-charter documentary, Waiting For Superman. The network ran into a few bumps in the road, catching flak when it was pointed out that panels were loaded with "superheroes" like Michelle Rhe...

July 06, 2009

The Secret Sixty Prepare to Write Standards for 50 Million

Sixty individuals, ONE teacher among them, will write national education standards in the next five months, in a secret process that excludes effective input from students, parents or teachers. As teachers we spend a lot of time thinking about what we teach our students, and how to engage them in ...

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