Arne, teacher evaluation, incentive pay, the widget effect, and a trip to Minneapolis are among the week's blog posts.


No, the takeaway here is not that businessmen are evil. The takeaway is that a free market is fundamentally incompatible with a public school system.


Here's what was happening at Curmudgucation this week.


CCSS can spend weeks building a beautiful machine, but PD can dismantle it in just a few hours.


Here's what was happening at Curmudgucation this week.


Test prep was the order of the day under NCLB, and under the Core, the high stakes test will drive the curriculum bus once again. All other alignment is just doing the deck chair dance of doom.


Here's what was happening at Curmudgucation this week.


"Boys," I imagine someone in the dark room saying. "We need to start a new conversation, because we are sure as hell losing the old one."


EdPost whiffs, Brookings loses weight, and standardization isn't a great thing. The week at Curmudgucation.


Accountability is the enemy of excellence.


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