We're headed to Pittsburgh today, but here's some reading for you from this week.
Economists Still Think Economics Is the Best
This is an old article, and it's not about education, but I find it helpful in understanding the mindset of all those economists who think they're education experts.
The College Board Monster and Why It's Time To Slay the Dragon
From Long Island, a great op-ed calling for the end of the SAT-shilling monster
An Insider's Take on Assessment
The Chronicle of Higher Ed is talking about college assessments here, but K-12 folks will recognize all the huge problems laid out here.
Florida's Education Reforms: A Warning, Not a Model
One more look at how Florida is not the land of reformy awesomeness its fans claim.
Stop Dismantling of NH Public Schools
New Hampshire legislator's plea to fellow legislators to stop plans for privatizing Granite State schools
Public School Administrator Runs a Side School Choice Consulting Business
Sarah Lahm illuminates a fairly stunning example of choice-related corruption
Elephant in the Room: It's the Tech Takeover, not the Common Core
Nancy Bailey makes the case that it's past time to switch our thinking about what the big threat really is
The GOPs Biggest Charter School Experiment Just Imploded
Ohio's ECOT was one of the first big cyber charters and just plain charters to hit the market/ Mother Jones has a fascinating and thoroughly researched look at how this massive scam bilked the taxpayers for so long. Your must-read of the week.