Some new very important pieces on school reform have recently been published:
We need to fix the economy to fix education was written by David Sirota and appeared in Salon. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.
Making the wrong “Data-Driven Decisions” is by Carl Anderson (thanks to Dean Shareski for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Education ‘Miracles’ Don’t Survive Scrutiny is by Mike Rose. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools.
‘The Acquisition of 16,905 Students’ is by Kevin Welner. I’m adding it to A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education.
Principals as Management, Teachers as Labor is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.
Holding Accountability To Account is a report by Richard Rothstein that was written in 2008, but it’s new to me. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.