Curmudgucation Digest (Oct. 5)
You may have stopped worrying about the Data Overlords, but events in Indiana show that data mining is still on the menu.
People who think free market forces will save education understand neither education nor free market forces.
Bill Gates in a Politico interview compares educational standards to standards for outlets and railroad gauges. Boy, is he wrong.
The new NEA president rips into everything-- except CCSS, which she still believes can be decoupled from The Test. Here's what I don't think she gets.
Seven fundamental untruths that make the foundation of the whole reformy mess.
Ed reform won't end poverty, and offering it as merely an escape is cynical.
A CNN commentator tries to offer his two cents on the Core. He comes up a little short.
Taking on the issue of teacher diversity, Arne correctly identifies an issue, but fails to get the actual problem.
Conservative AEI guy Rick Hess lays out the history of how CCSS went wrong. He misses a few points, but it's still a very interesting read.
A new report shows how messed up charter oversight is in Pennsylvania.
What does standardization have to do with real life? Pretty much nothing.
A new AP article about unsolved problems of the economic recovery cast real doubts on the notion that ed reform can fix the economy.