November 2014 Archives

Rochester charter shenanigans, America's sexiest teacher, and a festival of gubernatorial talking points in this week's Curmudgucation.

The parable doesn't say that the Samaritan found the man beaten and lying at the side of the road and said, "I'm going to do you a huge favor. I'm going to expect you to heal yourself and get yourself out of that ditch. Good luck. I expect I'll see you later."

Jeb wants to nuance his way to President, Brookings wants the poor to marry their way to prosperity, and principals want to find a way to get VAM off their backs.

If we're going to find the next generation accountability system, we'll need to ask the right questions. Let me humbly suggest a list.

Ohio elementary specials under siege, NCTQ with bogus research, the feds ask to see states' imaginary plans, and High Noon at AEI. This week at curmudgucation.

Is it possible to rewrite the Core so that they are actually good? What questions must we answer if we are to create standards worth having?

Elections, Brookings bad research, and meritocracy are part of this week at Curmudgucation

Simply ignoring the people who come to coach teachers in educational malpractice isn't working. Standing up and telling them to go to hell is probably a poor employment choice. But we can always ask questions...

More tenure, testing the children, and punishing the teachers.


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