Let's kick of March with some good readings, both new and old.
Why I'm Not Impressed with Effective Teachers
Timothy Shanahan makes an important distinction between effective teachers and effective teaching.
Shut Up and Sit Down
Joshua Rothman in the New Yorker looks at our dangerous leadership obsession, tracing it up through the current leadership industry which assumes that leadership and power can be decoupled.
21st Century Learning, Inc
From a couple of years ago, here's Tara Ehrcke's look at the business of 21st century learning, and why it is a bunch of hooey and a marketeer's drea.
Marc Tucker and Common Core Fuel Injection
You probably read this, and you definitely should have. Mercedes Schneider hoists Marc Tucker by his own badly constructed metaphorical fuel injector.
The ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
A breakdown of who, exactly, is on that committee to flesh out the details of ESSA.
A Bill of Rights for School Children
Russ Walsh has a book coming out soon. I've already read it, and I recommend it not just for your own reading, but as a gift for the civilian in your life who hasn't been paying close attention to what's going on in education. This short piece is a sort of preamble to the book. Check it out.