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In a previous essay I suggested that the vast majority of teachers should be freed from the tyranny of tests. Instead of making teachers and schools prove themselves every year, let’s assume that ...
by Daver71
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 10:05 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Today, teachers around the state of Washington held a walkout to protest lack of funding, class.sizes, etc. But rather than take an unbiased view, this is what the Seattle Times op-ed had to say ...
by lmackh
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 06:59 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Education reform is full of good intentions and bad outcomes. Reformers on both sides acknowledge that there are many kids getting inadequate education, and everyone wants to do better, but the ...
by Daver71
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 05:51 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Short answer to this question? Yes. So after much frustration over the current education funding debate in Kansas, I decided to replicate the 2006 education cost study statistical study, to ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 01:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Living in Philadelphia, I have been able to see first-hand how the Mayoral Democratic Primaries have been running. For those who are not from the area, the two most-likely to win next week are the ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 64 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 12:03 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:05 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
By now, it should be apparent to all watching the Philadelphia Mayoral campaign that candidate Anthony Hardy Williams doesn’t believe in public schools. Instead, he believes in taking huge sums ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 06:28 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Today is National Teacher Day. Schools are closed for the celebrations, right? Hah. Teachers have come to accept that we are often under- (or completely un-) appreciated, misunderstood, and maligned.
by lmackh
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 03:38 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Quick post as I need to leave to take my son to school (my heart is racing even though he's not at this school): In Thurston County in Washington State--no one was hurt: Nobody was hurt during a ...
by Elizaveta
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM PDT with 119 Recommends
The Public Education Department of New Mexico did not meet its deadlines for developing End Of Course exams, an exit exam for graduating seniots and a standardized measure of teacher efficacy. ...
by IvoryTusk
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 11:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Ron Verdenberg from your New York State United Teachers will be calling in to chat up workplace due process, it’s definition and what that means for our educators and for all working people. The ...
by Kris LaGrange
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 02:17 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Today on Democracy Now, Amy Goodman had an in depth discussion on education with a superintendent of a NY school district, a parent who is the head of her school’s parent teacher group. The ...
by Jjc2006
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 08:29 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Why do teachers drink! They have to grade tests with answers like these from genuine 16-year-olds taking the GED exam. (At a certain point, I was wheezing from laughing so hard {having done some ...
by mettle fatigue
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Chicago progressive mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is working and rallying with the Fight for 15 movement, the Chicago Teachers Union, and the Service Employees International Union for ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 03:12 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I did a writeup on public spending in Kansas, and more broadly, the idea of using sophisticated analytics to determine appropriate levels of funding for public education, and potentially other ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The Kansas House today voted 64-57 to make the largest change in school budgets in over 20 years, altering the way the education formula funds schools and transitioning to a block grant proposal. ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 09:30 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Teachers and parents united against Cuomo's plan. That was the chant I heard go up from the crowd of parents and teachers gathered at one of the dozens ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 02:45 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
There is an increasing call to arms by education privateers across the nation that state legislatures should remove tenure from education. The argument has been made that tenure can lead to a school ...
by guts of a liberal
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Great teachers see you, not only who you pretend to be, but you you really are - and who you really might become https://davidkeithlaw.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/on-the-street-where-you-live/
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 10:01 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I based this letter on one my wife wrote. She hit all the high points but I took a different, complementary tactic. The bottom line for both of us is the fact that Governor Cuomo, the supposedly "...
by mole333
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 06:43 PM PST with 14 Recommends