Sending more and more of our students to college is not some sort of panacea for poverty. And there does NOT appear to be an increasing market demand for more college graduates
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January 19, 2011
January 18, 2011
Can somebody please tell President Obama and Ms. Noonan that now is not the time to use the Tucson tragedy or any tragedy to promote a bogus reform movement that will harm our Nation's public school system?
January 16, 2011
If teacher pay and evaluations rest entirely on test scores, the corruption of our school system will be complete.
January 13, 2011
We learned that we should have stuck together. Some of us learned it right away, that it was burned into our souls. Trust your buddies
January 12, 2011
The challenge for those of us who see that these emperors and empresses of reform are naked is to stay clear on our own vision of what school should be
January 10, 2011
I must plead to a bit of ignorance when confronted with Pearson's Intelligent Essay Assessor. I have not met the mighty machine, nor seen it in operation. But if it's job is to relieve our concern that teachers can reliably score complex work, I think I have a rather deep mistrust.
January 07, 2011
Value added espousers are similar to people who, because they watch a sport on TV, e.g. football, they think they know how to coach and how to evaluate someone who is coaching.
January 05, 2011
Billions of education dollars spent on tests are billions taken away from the classrooms where learning actually occurs. And more tests will NOT improve the trouble we have with over-reliance on testing.
January 03, 2011
Our students will do far better if we ask them to do more thinking rather than less, even if they turn out to be a bit less uniform at the end.
January 01, 2011
A year from now, if we do not confront these attacks, our classes will overflow, our retirement funds will be decimated, and our due process rights removed.