There have been several excellent commentaries on schools over the past few days:
In Honor of Teachers by New York Times columnist Charles Blow is a must-read for any teacher.
The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education is by Steve Denning at Forbes.
American Schools in Crisis is by Diane Ravitch and appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy.
Take your SGP and VAMit, Damn it! is by School Finance 101. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
Confessions of a bad teacher is from Salon.
Heather Hill: Value-Added Assessment 101 is a good short video on Value Added Assessment. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
Will Rahm Emanuel’s Merit-pay System Work Where Others Haven’t? is by Freakonomics. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
Scapegoating is by Richard Kahlenberg. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.