Here are some relatively recent good pieces on education policy:
Racing, Striving, Accelerating, Winning, Yada, Yada. And Reading is by Nancy Flanagan at Education Week. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader.
Today’s Tests Seen as Bar to Better Assessment is from Education Week. I’m adding it to both The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad) and to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.
Standardized Testing A Foreign Concept In Finland With World’s Top Students is from The Huffington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.
When You Hear Claims That Policies Are Working, Read The Fine Print is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.