This has not been a great week in the US, but here we are again. Read some pieces about education if you can; otherwise, just go curl up with loved ones.
Testing Craze Is Fading in U.S. Schools. Good. Here’s What’s Next.
At Bloomberg, Andrea Gabor takes a look at testing and what may come after.
Why Do White Reformers Keep Making This Obvious Mistake?
I Love You But You're Going To Hell adds some historical perspective to the issue. As is often the case with education reform ideas, we have been here before.
When Do Not-for-profit and For-profit Mean the Same Thing?
Mitchell Robinson on Eclectablog takes a look at how easily Michigan profiteers skirt the laws forbidding for-profit charter schools.
Top 7 Ways Technology Stifles Student Learning in My Classroom
At his blog, Steven Singer enumerates the problems of classroom tech.
Fake Play and Its Dangerous Alignment to Standards and Data
Nancy Bailey talks about the most critical of issues-- play and the littles.
China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.
MIT Tech Review looks at one more scary thing the Chinese are up to. If you want to be further alarmed by the company profiled here, I've written about them before-- here and here.
Charter operator: Viral graduation speeches were acts of ‘dishonesty and deceit,’ could cost students their diplomas
Chalkbeat looks at a charter school having trouble with that pesky old First Amendment
For-profit colleges — but not their student 'customers' — have a friend in Betsy DeVos
Even at The Hill, they've noticed where Betsy DeVos's loyalties lie.