The Vergara decision feeds into our societal obsession with test scores, and propels us towards schools with even less stability, and higher turnover.
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June 14, 2014
April 26, 2014
Ignoring educational research, these expensive turnaround campaigns begin with the mass dismissal of teachers. This immediately reduces the number of African-American teachers serving African-American communities
March 13, 2014
Vicious no-hold-barred competition cannot improve the lives of children. The poison dumped on adult educators always flows down onto the children.
February 15, 2014
Teachers, bullied to conform their instruction to the authorized perspective, are forced to teach against their own judgment, even enduring the insulting constraint of scripted lessons to be recited exactly, or risk being bullied by administrators who threaten their jobs.
February 09, 2014
In the spirit of the recent debate between science educator Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham, let's take a look at the central points of belief for corporate education reform, and see if there is evidence.
January 26, 2014
California's voters may be overruled by the courts, if reformers Eli Broad and David Welch have their way. These billionaires have funded a new non-profit called Students Matter to fight the battle. The lawsuit claims that students are harmed when their teachers have due process and seniority protections.
November 15, 2013
If you were to think of the key things that you would want to do to support learning at high poverty schools, what would be on your list?
November 12, 2013
The idea that financial incentives can improve teacher quality in an age of high-stakes testing is dead on arrival unless top teachers can produce gains in the tough schools that are comparable to gains in lower-poverty schools.
October 23, 2013
It stands to reason that effective teachers who are "false positives," meaning that they were inaccurately categorized, will behave like their colleagues who are not effective. Both will leave the D.C. schools.
October 09, 2013
more and more teachers are being identified with PTSD symptoms due to the "perception of an increasingly hostile work environment."