July 2016 Archives

The dog days of summer are officially here, as is the looming delivery date for my book Letters to a Young Reformer. While I'm burrowed away finishing up the last few chapters, you'll have a great slate of guest bloggers to keep you company.


All the fevered discussions from my time teaching at Rice and UPenn this past week prompted some reflections on policy and trust, and "implementation problems."


I thought it might be worth dusting off a column I penned in May of 2012, "The Fate of The Common Core: The View from 2022." Would be curious to hear where readers thought the piece was prescient . . . and where it wasn't.


Needless to say, Kevin Durant's $54 million Warriors salary doesn't happen in teaching. In schooling, we've drifted into the habit of talking a lot more about the need to get rid of lousy teachers than about how to give excellence its due.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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