Here are some recent good school reform-related posts:
Awhile back, I wrote a post titled Do Teachers REALLY Come From The Bottom Third Of Colleges? Or Is That Statistic A Bunch Of Baloney? It received a lot of comments, to say the least. Today, I learned about an excellent post by David Wees on the same topic. It’s called The Myth of the Stupid School Teacher, and he has a very intriguing perspective on the issue. I’d strongly encourage you to read it.
More Flunkin’ out from Flunkout Nation (and junk graph of the week!) is from School Finance 101. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.
Atlanta: Bellwether Or Whistleblower For Test-Driven Reform? is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Atlanta Testing Scandal.
How to Fix Accountability in U.S. Schools is by Justin Baeder at Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
The hard bigotry of low expectations and low priorities is by Gary Ravani at The Thoughts on Public Education blog. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.