Here are some recent good posts about educational policy issues:
Why False Compromises Won’t Resolve The Education Debate is by Jeff Bryant. He doesn’t use these exact words, but does a good job distinguishing the difference between a “half a loaf” and “half a baby.” Those are the terms we use in community organizing when describing the differences between a genuine compromise and one which is harmful.
LAUSD’s quest to see full iPad curriculum comes up short is from The LA Times. I’m adding this latest element of insanity to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.
Opinion: Five N.J. education proposals that should accompany evaluating teachers by student performance is from The New Jersey News.
What Do “Influentials” Think They Are Doing? is by John Thompson.
What Are Online Courses Good For? is from Alexander Russo. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s.
I’m adding these next several posts to The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights:
Vergara Sisters Testify in Calif. Teacher-Protection Suit Bearing Their Name is from Education Week.
White students get better teachers in L.A., researcher testifies is from The LA Times.
Kane Unable is an excellent post by Gary Rubinstein that responds to the previous article.
The Two Faces of John Deasy is by Diane Ravitch.
I’m adding these next ones to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions:
Paul Bruno has written an excellent follow-up to the program we did on BAM! Radio about teacher attrition in high-poverty urban schools.
More Time for Teachers, or for Students? Utah Proposal Raises Debate comes from Ed Week.