There have been quite a few good commentaries on school reform issues over the past week:
Unexpected Benefits: A Defense of Teacher Tenure is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.
Why school reform can’t ignore poverty’s toll appeared in Valerie Strauss’ blog at the Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.
‘Education is about preparing young people to make the world better than it is’ is by Pedro Noguera. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.
Virgin Mary On A Grilled Cheese And Other Miracles is by Gary Rubinstein. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools.
‘Moneyball’ and making schools better is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”.
Paradoxes of the Finland Phenomenon is by Joe Bower. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.
“U.S. Public Education: A Race To The Bottom” is a short CNN interview with Diane Ravitch: