A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Friday, September 4, 2015
As surely as students head off to school with shiny new trapper-keepers in hand, we must have the annual handwringing over dropping SAT scor...
Brookings: Common Core Will Prevail
Brookings has been running a series of pieces about Common Core and the pushback against it, adapted from a piece by Patrick McGuinn. The fi...
Enabling the Machine
Over at Slate, Bryce Covert was critical of teachers at Chester Uplands who went to work without pay. Covert was not the only person in the...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Cuomo & Emanuel: What Really Matters
When the budget gets tight or the lifeboat is crowded or the villagers are outside the gate, pitchforks in hand, you have to make some choic...
When Will I Learn To Love Charters...
I'm probably a liberal. Or at least liberalish. I've never worried too much about what political label I'm supposed to wear. But...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
That Wacky Mike Petrilli Is At It Again
I fully expect some public education supporters to blow a gasket when they read Mike Petrilli's flypaper piece today , in which he draws...
The American Enterprise Institute is firmly in the free market corner of reformsterism, arguing and advocating that any form of choice, par...
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