Here are some recent useful posts and articles on education policy issues:
Class size matters a lot, research shows is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter.
Why most professional development for teachers is useless is an excellent piece by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. It’s a follow-up to my previous post, Video: Though It Seems Like A Parody, It’s A Real Professional Development Event. Her follow-up piece is so good that I suspect it might end up on my year-end “Best” lists of education policy posts.
Marketing Technologies in U.S. Public Schools is by Larry Cuban.
The False Markets of Market Based Reforms is by Bruce Baker. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.
Chicago charter schools expel many more kids than district schools — new data is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to the same list.
The Tragedy behind Noble Street Charters – a Skimmed Lottery is from the Classroom Sooth. I’m adding it to the same list.
Why preschool critics are wrong appeared in The Washington Post. I’ve got to create a pre-K “Best” list.
‘No Child’ waiver creates rift among Fresno education leaders is from The Fresno Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours).
California: A K-12 Education Outlier is from Education Week.
Teachers at second school to refuse to give ISATs, CTU says is about an effort that appears to be gaining steam in Chicago. You might also be interested in A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott.
David Welch: The Man Behind Vergara v. California is from Capital and Main. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights.
Analysis: Legal positions in Vergara trial a universe apart is from LA School Report. I’m adding it to the same list.
Here are two important posts about what’s happening in Newark, and Teach For America’s role in it:
What’s TFA’s Role In Mass Dismissals of Teachers? is by John Thompson.
TFA in Newark: “Act as if the facts matter” is from The Commonal.
I’m adding them both to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.
What Richard Rothstein Told NAGB About the History of NAEP is from Diane Ravitch. I’m adding it to The Best Posts Interpreting This Year’s NAEP Scores.
The 12 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers is from Upworthy.
11 Annoying Things People Say About Teaching is from BuzzFeed.