Here are some recent good posts and articles on school reform issues:
Carol Burris, a New York principal, wrote an excellent piece in The Washington Post about an unusual teacher training program and a rather unfortunate online video they use as a model.
Diane Ravitch then wrote two posts about it. The first one is somewhat interesting, though the comments really make it a worthwhile read.
Her second post, though, is the real “must-read” one because it has Ms. Burris’ very insightful responses to the comments.
More Time for Teachers Means Better Time for Students is by Barnett Berry. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.
Retooling Teach For America is from The Los Angeles Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.
What’s So Great About Schools in Finland? is from Mind/Shift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.
My View of the Common Core Standards is by Diane Ravitch. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.