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Here are some recent good posts and articles on educational policy issues (you might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2014 – So Far):

Efficiency-Minded Reformers Today Draw from Efficiency-Minded Reformers of a Century Ago is by Larry Cuban.

Philanthropic Advocacy for School Reforms is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

The Vergara Decision is from K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric at Ed Week. I’m adding it to California Court Rules It’s All The Teachers’ Fault, which is where I’ve collected reactions to the court case.

Weaker Teachers Leaving Schools Under N.Y.C.’s Tenure Changes is from Ed Week. It’s particularly interesting and timely because it points to the fact that administrators can do their job of identifying good teachers before they obtain tenure — in other words, it weakens the rationale for the Vergara decision.

LAUSD reappoints member of bond oversight panel after uproar is from The LA Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.

Eliminating teacher tenure won’t improve education is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.

11 facts about US teachers and schools that put the education reform debate in context is from Vox. It has some good information in it, but also a couple of misleading charts, including assuming that every certificated teacher is actually teaching in the classroom (in their chart on class size) and recognizing the discredited infamous Chetty study.

Flunk the robo-graders is from The Boston Globe. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

Here’s a new meta-analysis on class size studies. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter

Without Jobs, School Is a Waste of Time is from Recess. Despite its exaggerated headline, I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality.