Here are some recent good posts and articles on educational policy issues:

“Stupid, absurd, non-defensible”: New NEA president Lily Eskelsen García on the problem with Arne Duncan, standardized tests and the war on teachers is from Salon.

The Problem Isn’t Teacher Recruiting; It’s Retention is from The Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

Lessons from a school that scrapped a longer student day and made time for teachers is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to the same list.

Teachers Can’t Be Effective Without Professional Working Conditions is from Gatsby in LA, and I’m adding it to the same list.

Low Salaries Keep Many Teachers Out Of The Middle Class: Report is from The Huffington Post. I’m adding this, too, to the same list.

New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure is from The New York Times.

David Berliner Responds to Economists Who Discount Role of Child Poverty is from Diane Ravitch’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher & Outside Factors Have On Student Achievement.

Let’s Have a Moratorium On Sports Analogies In Education is by Paul Bruno.

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More.

Why public education needs teachers unions is by Gary Ravini. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important.

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds is from Education Week.