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):
School Districts Embrace Business Model of Data Collection is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”
Teachers unions battle court ruling on tenure laws is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights.
More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Dangers Of The New GED Exam.
Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools is from The Washington Post. Ed Week has a piece on the same report. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.
What Really Happened to Atlanta’s Students When Their Teachers Cheated is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict.
What are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talking about? is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
Is Testing Students the Answer to America’s Education Woes? is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
Suit against teachers unions isn’t about free speech but silencing members is from The Los Angeles Times.
I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation:
Example of a horribly-designed statistical formula used to evaluate teacher performance: http://t.co/yZ5cIjPzHX
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 9, 2015