Curmudgucation Digest (November 16)
Ohio elementary specialist positions under attack, my terrible summer job, and bold new baloney from NCTQ-- this week at Curmudgucation.
This was the week the Ohio State Board of Education was going to quietly cut requirements for elementary specialist positions. But things don't always go according to plan. Events unfolded so quickly that it was a challenge to keep up. Here are the posts from the week covering this story.
Apparently there's a pressing need to find a way to give students less.
Collecting a few more facts and sources as the week unfolded.
The board president tries to squeeze public criticism out of the hearing, and four board members walk out in protest.
As opposition ramped up, complete with change.org petition, it's worth considering that the root cause here is a failure to fund schools
What I learned from being lousy at my summer job
The feds reminded everyone to finish their paperwork for their non-existent plans to shuffle excellent teachers around.
A 1992 lawsuit between an athlete and a college turns up some interesting court language about evaluating education and teachers
The CEO of Green Dot Charter schools has started blogging, but apparently not from this planet.
NCTQ does more ridiculous reasearch by reading brochures and syllabi. Why does anybody ever pay attention to these guys?
The new AFT grant to go tinker with CCSS still supports the wrong narrative about the Core
Hold onto your hats. TNTP has published something about the teaching career ladder that I don't violently disagree with
As PA Governor-elect Tom Wolf starts to announce his team, observers still wonder what side he'll really be on when it comes to public education.
One piece of good news this week-- the ed commissioner in MA suddenly decides he thinks linking evaluations to licensure is a bad idea.
Cami Anderson was supposed to have a pleasnat chat at AEI, but some meanies from NJ showed up. Why must people who are being ignored and trampled be so rude about it?
A study by Weber and Rubin shows why complete charter systems can never happen.