April 2015 Archives

So how do we sort the policies and proposals, the reformsters and the shysters. How do we know if people work as true reformers and not simply colonizers. The key question is simple: whose voice is being heard?

I think the opt-out explosion suggests that more is needed than a tweaking. I'd like to suggest a reboot.

Opting out is all the rage, except in Burbank, where rage is all the rage. Meanwhile, are we using the right drivers for education? All this and more, last week in Curmudgucation.

Merryl Tisch can blame the opt out movement on the union and politics all she wants; the reality on the ground is that more and more parents have had enough. The BS Test boosters are going to need better talking points.

Common Core fading, Andrew Cuomo evaluating, Jeb Bush running, Arne Duncan talking, and everybody taking a look at the Alexander-Murray ESEA rewrite.

What would I have done if I had been in Atlanta?

Equity, cage-busting, bad times for New York teachers, and more policy papers.

The slow-motion train wreck that is the unspooling of the Corinthian for-profit college chain has just dumped one more car off the tracks. Students have announced that they will not repay the debt they incurred attending the nation's top contender for the Predatory College gold medal. While the group launched as a collective fifteen, they have now rounded themselves off at an even 100. This is not an easy issue to parse. Most of us in the adult world understand a few basic financial principles, including "If you don't want to pay back a huge loan, don't take out the ...


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