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Here’s a collection of recent useful posts and articles on education policy issues:

Human Capital: The Formula That Makes Finland’s Schools So Good is from World Crunch. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.

I’m not thrilled with his headline, but Walt Gardner has a good piece in Education Week about Tennessee’s plan to yank the teaching credential of educators whose students don’t perform well on standardized tests.

Arne Duncan once again highlights his lack of teaching experience by his call for learning disabled students to take the same exams as mainstream students.

Why Common Core Standards Will Succeed is an ironic title of a Larry Cuban post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

Teaching Lessons: What KIPP Did—and Didn’t—Learn From America’s “Best” Teacher is an excellent post by Andrea Gabor. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.