There have been several good school reform-related articles and posts over the past few days, including:
The beatings will continue until teacher morale improves appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and is by Walt Gardner. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.
I’m also adding some other pieces to that list, including:
Accountable for What? at Failing Schools
Gen Y Teachers and the Future of the Profession by Barnett Berry
The Drucker Institute had a short post about the departure of Cathie Black from the New York Schools. They suggested that Mayor Bloomberg might have made a better decision if he had seen a short animation the Institute created on the importance of “domain knowledge” prior to her appointment. It’s a similar position many of us have made about the importance of having experienced educators as Superintendents. The film makes some good points, though, after the recent revelation that GE didn’t pay any taxes last year, I wish it didn’t point to Jeffrey R. Immelt from GE as such a model person. I’m adding this video to The Best Blog Posts & Articles About Joel Klein’s (& Now Cathie Black’s) Departure & The Question Of Who Should Be Leading Our Schools list.
Finland’s Educational Success? The Anti-Tiger Mother Approach is from TIME Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.
KIPP’s Advantages — And Drawbacks is by John Thompson at This Week In Education. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.