Here are a few recent useful posts and articles about education policy issues:

The Two Biggest Mistakes in the Common Core Standards is by Grant Wiggins. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

Punitive Schooling is a pretty interesting piece that appeared in Jacobin.

Even though I thought, and had hopes, earlier this week that the Obama Administration might be having second thoughts about its approach to teacher evaluations (see Did The Obama Administration Signal A Major Shift In Teacher Evaluation Policies Today?), its renewal guidance to states for No Child Left Behind waivers does not seem to continue that change.

In Defense Of Calling It “Corporate Reform” by John Thompson is an excellent post.

A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.

Gates Scholar, Tom Kane, Continues the Fight to Prove He Is Right is by John Thompson. I’m adding it to the same list.

A Surge in U.S. High School Graduation Rates is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing.

Demystifying the MOOC is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s.