As usual, there have been a number of useful posts over the past few days on school reform issues:
No merit in merit pay for teachers is by Walt Gardner and appeared in the Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
Merit Pay’s Trap: When Lawmakers Are Clueless About Teachers’ Classroom Realities is by Jo Ann C. Nahirny, and I’m also adding it to the merit pay “The Best…” list.
KIPP Schools Enroll Fewer ELLs and Special Ed. Students is by Mary Ann Zehr at Ed Week. Study Finds High Dropout Rates for Black Males in KIPP Schools is also by Mary Ann. I’m adding both to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Even with all of its faults, I’m sticking with the union is by Peter Schrag. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.
Cheating in DC: What Accountability Hath Wrought is by Justin Baeder at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About “Erase To The Top.”