Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two):

Teachers ask high court to hear union dues case is from Ed Source. This has been simmering out here in California and was overshadowed by the Vergara case. Unfortunately, it has the potential of doing far more harm to students, their families and us teachers than Vergara — it could impact twenty-five other states.

Why Cuomo’s school reform plans would make teaching a very high-risk career choice is from The Washington Post.

What happens when the Common Core becomes less … common? is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core.

Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised law is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process.

Testing and Civil Rights is by Renee Moore. I’m adding it to the same list.

Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing of U.S. students is from The Washington Post, and that’s going on the same list, too.

Following the Money in Education Philanthropy is from American RadioWorks. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Education Secretary Duncan is threatening to withhold $1.2 billion in school aid because the Chicago Public Schools have refused to give PARCC tests to all their students this year. His letter is unlikely to win him friends or influence people in Illinois. And now that Karen Lewis is back on the job, things should get very interesting there.

This creatively-done video from The Shanker Institute is very intriguing. You can read more about it here.