Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues:
Teachers union head calls for Core ‘course correction’ is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.
The Case Against Tenure Seems Weak is by Paul Bruno. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.
Select Your Conclusions, Apply Data is from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Shouldn’t We Have Choice in Testing? is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
When Classroom Culture Conflicts With EdTech appeared in Larry Cuban’s blog. I particularly like the first half, which provides an insightful critique of the tech tool, ClassDojo. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.
A deeply misguided lawsuit about teachers and students appeared in The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights.
The American Public School Under Siege appeared in The Huffington Post.