'DON'T MAKE CHILDREN PAY!' photo (c) 2008, William Murphy - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Here are several recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues:

What If Teacher Evaluation Isn’t Actually Broken After All? by Paul Bruno is a really excellent post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Merit Badges for Teachers? You’ve Gotta Be Joking is by John Thompson.

Failing Schools: Conflicts over How to Write, Talk, and Make Films about Them is by Larry Cuban.

Wait, Wait. Don’t Mislead Me! Nine Reasons to Be Skeptical About Charter Waitlist Numbers is from The National Education Policy Center. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their ‘Magic’ Into Question is by Jeff Bryant. I’m adding it to the same list.

Six Questions for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about New Plan to Evaluate Teacher Training Programs
is by Mike Rose.