Here’s a “round-up” of several recent excellent posts/articles on school reform issues:

An excellent post appeared in The Washington Post’s “The Answer Sheet” titled NY regent: Why we shouldn’t link teacher evaluation to test scores. Here is the introduction to the post:

This was written by Roger Tilles, a member of the New York State Board of Regents, which supervises all educational activities within the state. This post refers to action taken on Monday by the board, which adopted regulations for a teacher and principal performance evaluation system in which 20 to 40 percent of the evaluation is linked to student standardized test scores.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.

Education Reform Philanthropy Has Changed Radically Over the Past Decade is by Dana Goldstein. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Half-Truths in School Reform is by Walt Gardner at Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery.

What Works Best: Help or Punishment? is by Diane Ravitch at Ed Week.