Here are a few relatively recent good posts and articles on education policy issues:
The MET Project: The Wrong 45 Million Dollar Question is from ASCD Educational Leadership (thanks to Alfie Kohn for the tip). This is one of the best pieces I’ve seen on teacher evaluation. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report and to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Five Questions to Ask about the Common Core is by Yong Zhao. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.
Why Rating Your Doctor Is Bad For Your Health is from Forbes. There may be some parallels to including student evaluations of teachers in a formal evaluation process. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers).
Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation is a new study raising questions about the use of Value-Added Measurement. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.