Here are some good school reform-related posts and articles from this week:
Why Evaluate Teachers and Doctors Differently? is by Walt Gardner. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
The problem with Obama’s speech to students is by Valerie Strauss.
Why Naming Names Is Wrong is by Diane Ravitch. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Value-Added” Teacher Ratings. You might also be interested in The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings.
The False Allure Of Statistics is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Why I Support the Teachers Unions is by E.D. Kain at Forbes. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.
For Many Teachers, Reform Means Higher Risk, Lower Rewards is by Matthew Di Carlo at The Shanker Blog.