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):
Teacher contract meant to shield educators of color from seniority-based layoffs sets firestorm is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color.
How Diverse Is the Teaching Force? is from ASCD. I’m adding it to the same list.
The Most Powerful Moms in America Are the New Face of the Republican Party is from Mother Jones.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research:
This is true. It’s also often pretty easy to anticipate these misrepresentations in advance, & to try as much as possible to write about findings in a way to make it as difficult as possible 2 misrepresent them. Misrepresenters r gonna misrepresent, but don’t make it easy 4 them https://t.co/dx5hBnyiUN
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 22, 2022
From critical race theory bans to anti-LGBTQ rules: Will conservatives transform California schools? is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
Why teachers seem more willing to go on strike is from CNN.
The Columbus teachers’ union and school board reached a ‘conceptual agreement,’ ending a strike https://t.co/ibpOM0KLoU
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 25, 2022
Breaking News: President Biden will cancel $10,000 in student debt for Americans earning $125,000 or less per year and households earning $250,000 a year or less. He will also extend the pause on payments for all borrowers until Dec. 31. https://t.co/tuKqypnNT3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 24, 2022
Obviously the topline $10k-$20k forgiveness is going to get the headlines, but this income-based repayment plan rule will have a big impact for low and middle-income borrowers (especially straight out of college) pic.twitter.com/fYDH1ICTgj
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) August 24, 2022
I’m adding this next tweet to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE “TEACHER SHORTAGE”:
I wrote about the sudden rise of a scary news narrative—the Great American Teacher Shortagehttps://t.co/bmRrfMhzZT
I’m prepared for mad comments, but best as I can see, the “new catastrophic national shortage” is neither new, nor national, nor a catastrophic shortage
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) August 24, 2022
Is Judging Principals by Test Scores a Mistake? is from Ed Week.
Missouri school district reinstates spanking as punishment: ‘We’ve had people actually thank us’ is from USA Today.