A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Core Ready Schools, Aspen and Achieve
So you want to know how your district is doing on the implementation of the Common Core? Well, the folks at Achieve and the Aspen Institute...
Michigan Court Okays Crappy Schools
I waited a while on this story because I thought surely, surely, there would be more to it, and it couldn't be this simple. But no-- a...
The Big Picture
Why do we have these policies that don't make sense? Why does it seem like this system is set up to make schools fail? Why do states pas...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Principals vs. VAM
The National Association of Secondary School Principals issued a statement on November 7 that it intended to adopt a policy statement regard...
Charters Make Money. So What?
It's a response that comes frequently to the charge that modern charter schools have become all about grabbing large piles of money for ...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
A Note To Your Hero
I've been a local newspaper columnist for almost sixteen years, and every year at this time, I write a column about heroes. I thought I&...
Bush: Nuanced and Wrong
As Jeb Bush's Reformapalooza gets under way, Bush himself is tap-dancing carefully to stick with his beloved Common Core without lettin...
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