Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here):
Does class size really matter? A Chalkbeat look at the research. is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter.
The State Finally Letting Teens Sleep In is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.
Ohio Makes It Easier for Teachers to Carry Guns at School is from The NY Times. You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Videos Explaining Why Arming Teachers Is A Bad Idea.
More police isn’t the answer after Texas shooting, experts say is from NBC News. I’m adding it to TEACHING RESOURCES ABOUT IF POLICE SHOULD BE IN SCHOOLS.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 12, 2022
anyone: “I’m not a teacher but if I were…”
— Cayne Letizia (@CayneLetizia) June 8, 2022
Things don’t appear to be going great in New York City:
Sadly defunding schools is not considered controversial at all.
Thank you to the city council members who recognized this injustice and had the clarity and courage to vote no. I know it wasn’t easy, and the political + financial retribution was real.
It is seen and appreciated. https://t.co/lt4353dbZb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 14, 2022
Defund traditional public schools, bemoan lack of resources and school quality, say kids need more options as a result, expand charters, which take even more resources. NYC, did I get that right?
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 14, 2022