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“The Death and Life of the Great American School System”

I really like a lot of what President Obama has done for the US, but I have been sorely disappointed by his approach to education. Maybe it’s not his fault. Education “reform” is a political hot potato with a lot … Continue reading

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Teaching While Brown: Arizona outlaws English teachers with “heavy accents”

I don’t have a “WTF” category but I am considering creating one. Via Huffington Post

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Fundamental Flaws

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

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What Is Tenure?

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

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Maryland Teachers to be Evaluated on “Student Performance”

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

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