Here are some good pieces on school reform that have appeared in the last few days:

In Performance Evaluations, Subjectivity Is Not Random is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.

Teachers, Their Unions and the American Education Reform Agenda is a report just issued by National Center on Education and the Economy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.

Standardized Tests and Foul Shooting: Look Out, Michael Jordan! is by John Sener. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.