February 2017 Archives

Trained observers familiar with a particular school are the best way to evaluate teachers.

Bringing in new teachers to replace those fired will do little to improve persistently failing schools.

Parental choice will always create collateral damage.

Record high graduation rates need to be examined closely before drawing conclusions.

The racial disparity in discipline is not the result of teacher bias.

If teachers are effective in the classroom, their private lives should not be the basis for their firing.

Rankings in fields other than academics deserve inclusion.

The assumption that "everyone knows" who is a good teacher is not always accurate.

High school students need to consider community college where they can acquire marketable skills without going into debt.

Parents of all races will do just about anything to get their children in good schools, even if that means breaking the law.

Although teachers are not federal employees, they are not totally safe from the effects of the Holman Rule.


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