July 2015 Archives

Long after subject matter is forgotten, attitudes remain, which no value-added model attempts to measure.

Providing effective home-school instruction alone does not qualify anyone to head a state board of education.

Does sacrificing your own children for a cause make you a better person?

Combat pay has not been effective in luring the best teachers to the worst schools in the U.S.

If subject-matter knowledge is the No. 1 factor for instructional effectiveness, then all professors with doctorates would be star teachers in public schools.

The level of education is not immune to the law of supply and demand.

If teachers oppose collective bargaining, they should refund the portion of the benefits they receive that are tainted by the process.

Teaching fiction in written form today means competing with visual adaptations of the same material.

If the Vergara ruling stands, it has the potential to invite new litigation with entirely different goals.

Concluding that the 7,000 students who drop out of school every day is the result of indifference on the part of their teachers is a gross oversimplification.

Black students actually are underrepresented in special education compared with white students from similar socioeconomic backgrounds.

Turning teachers into informers will undermine the trust that is essential in the classroom for real learning to take place.

If the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, then why are state Constitutions the basis for court rulings?

Foreign-language immersion has great potential for students at all grade levels.


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