Here’s a list of relatively recent good posts, articles and videos on education policy issues:
How many ‘nightmare’ teachers are really out there? is from Valerie Strauss’ blog in The Washington Post.
Why schools aren’t businesses: The blueberry story is from The Washington Post and tells a well-known story, but provides a little more context to it. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses.
Whither MOOCs? is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More.
Rethinking Assessment: Trusting Teachers to Evaluate Student Learning is from Mindshift. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.
Kevin Drum Smackdown Watch: I Forgot About Disaggregation! is from Mother Jones. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing.
Los Angeles School Board Member Steven Zimmer talks about why class size matters in this video. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter.
Thinking (& Writing) About Education Research & Policy Implications is from Bruce Baker. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.