Usually, I just post one weekly “round-up” of recent posts on educational policy issues. However, this week there were quite a few, so here’s Part Two:
For Reformers: An Important Paper on Worker Compensation and Incentives is by Paul Bruno, and is a very important piece. Thought it touches on a number of issues, I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
The Trouble With “The Trouble With Tenure” is by David B. Cohen. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Both Why Teacher Tenure Is Important & The Reasons Behind Seniority-Based Layoffs.
School Reformers’ Pledge of Good Conduct is by Larry Cuban.
LAUSD report faults iPad bidding is from The Los Angeles Times. I’m adding it to A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools.
Cooks, Chefs, and Teachers: A Long-Form Debate on Evaluation (Part 3a) is by Ben Spielberg. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.
The New York Times has just published a review of a great book by Dana Goldstein titled “The Teacher Wars.” I love the entire book, and I think the introduction itself is one of the best overall piece on education policy that I’ve read. In a little more than a week, I’ll be publishing in Ed Week an interview I did with Dana recently.
The Times has also published a review of another excellent education book, “Building A Better Teacher,” by Elizabeth Green (I’ve previously posted about this book). Next week, I’ll also be publishing an interview I just did with Elizabeth — again, at Ed Week.