Here are some good recent posts about education policy issues:
A new study on Teach For America came out and received widespread attention. Here are two posts that give a clear-eyed perspective on it. I’m adding them to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America:
TFA Teachers Perform Well in a New Study — But Teacher Experience Still Matters is by Dana Goldstein.
On the New TFA Study: People, Calm Down! is by Jersey Jazzman.
Another study details the failings of “Race To The Top.” I’m adding these next three posts to The Best Resources On “Race To The Top” (& On “Personalized Learning”):
Report: Race to the Top isn’t delivering big results is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.
‘Race to the Top’ for education a flop, report finds is from Politico.
Let’s Reverse the Damage From Race to the Top, EPI Report Says is from Education Week.
All Hail MOOCs! Just Don’t Ask if They Actually Work is from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More.
Schools struggle to shift to computerized tests is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Thorny Questions Arise About Use of Field-Test Results is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.
John Kuhn: Why Shouldn’t Teachers Be Graded, Too? appeared in Anthony Cody’s blog two years ago, but it’s a good one. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Changing The Language From Anti-Testing To Pro-Whole Child is by Jose Vilson. I’m adding it to the same list.
What does ‘quality teacher’ mean anyway? is by Mike Rose and appeared in The Washington Post.
How people argue with research they don’t like is a useful diagram from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
Every Sacramento school should be a ‘priority’ school appeared in The Sacramento Bee, and gives a good picture of some our struggles here.
Tony Mullen, Teacher of the Year, Offers Core Knowledge for Teaching is a great post at Anthony Cody’s blog.