A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
EdPost Dials It Back, Still Whiffs
Over the last forty-eight hours, the rapid responders from Education Post ran into a rapid response of their own. They decided to go after C...
Friday, September 19, 2014
EdPost Flexes Rapid Response Muscles
Well, it turns out that Education Post will be good for one thing. Its rapid response function (in which apparently a cadre of hired bloggis...
An Open Letter to My Alma Mater Re: TFA
Dear Allegheny College: I was reading your latest alumni email with its nice batch of "Hey, you're great" quotes. It was ni...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Another Call for a New Conversation
Patrick Riccards, of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Eduflack blog, has made a fairly reasonable addition to the ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Is Standardization a Virtue?
One of my largest points of disagreement with the champions of reformy stuff is on the value of standardization. For instance, lots of fo...
Research + Politics = Bad News
At the Fordham's flypaper blog, Andy Smarick has some sobering news . Yes, Smarick is from the reformster camp, but what he reports this...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Brookings Hits the Bathroom Scale
When it comes to amateurs dabbling in education, it's hard to beat the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings. Perhaps it's i...
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