A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Should We Embrace Charter Districts
First in USA Today , and a few days later, a bit more expansively in the Hechinger Report , Richard Whitmire argues for the embrace of chart...
Time's Tenure Story
Time's cover story by Haley Sweetland Edwards is the tale of David Welch's crusade to provide school CEO's with more power to c...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fast Food Schooling: Worse Than You Think
It's fairly routine to draw parallels between what is happening in education and what has happened in the rise and growth of the fast fo...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Google Hearts TFA in Worst Way
People looking to get a job at Google might first want to spend a few years as a teacher. That is the lede for what appears to be a seriou...
Charter Takeovers Tennessee Style
If you don't have the good fortune to have a hurricane clear the public school competition out of your path, what other techniques can...
Monday, October 20, 2014
New Robes for The Testing Cult
Do you have the slightest shred of belief that the recent reformster declaration that we must get the whole testing mess under control actua...
Questioning the Test
Sarah Blaine blogs over at parentingthecore , and while she is not a very prolific, her posts are often thoughtful and thought-provoking (sh...
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