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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Good Posts/Articles On Education Policy

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Here are some recent posts and articles on education policy issues worth reading:

An alternative to standardized testing for student assessment is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to
The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.

School superintendent to Thomas Friedman: Why you are wrong about Race to the Top is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Race To The Top” (& On “Personalized Learning”).

Why is PISA getting such a bad rap lately? is by Pat Buoncristiani. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.

Is Seniority for Teachers Bad for Students? is by Anthony Cody at Education 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.

A better way to grade teachers is by By Linda Darling-Hammond and Edward Haertel and appeared in the LA Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

San Jose Unified, teachers reach breakthrough evaluation, pay plan is from Ed Source, and I’m adding it to the same list.

Don’t Know Much about History (of Education) is by Audrey Watters. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The Khan Academy.

Will Pay For Performance Backfire? Insights From Behavioral Economics is by Steffie Woolhandler and Dan Ariely. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.

Chicago Teachers’ Strike: What Do We Want? Better Management Gurus Might Help appeared in the Pacific Standard, and is a very late addition to The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike.

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