Schools and Neighbor… on Fundamental Flaws
Monthly Archives: April 2010
The fundamental flaw with American educational policy is its “schools only” approach to addressing academic problems. It’s no secret that there’s a huge achievement gap in the US. Gaps in performance correlate most heavily with economic disparities. The “schools only” … Continue reading
Scott McLeod over at Dangerously Irrelevant has provided an excellent analysis of arguments against tenure. One thing to keep in mind as you’re considering this debate: Tenure is not a bullet-proof guarantee of perpetual employment. Tenure is a union-based protection … Continue reading
Michael Birnbaum has an article in the Washington Post today about Maryland educators’ resistance to a proposed evaluation scheme put out by the Maryland Board of Education. The new rule would require that at least 50% of a teacher’s evaluation … Continue reading
A group of students in New Jersey walked out of school today, purportedly to protest budget cuts handed down by governor and noted dumb-ass Chris Christie. According to the article, the school district’s state aid was reduced by 2/3. Apparently … Continue reading
Educators 4 Excellence and the Fight Against “Last In, First Out” in New York “Educators 4 Excellence” is a group of (presumably) younger teachers in New York who are lobbying against the practice of laying off teachers in the order … Continue reading
Ye cats. Here we go!