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):
The Paradox of Increasing Efficiency Yet Becoming More Inefficient is by Larry Cuban.
America’s Falling Test Scores and the Power of Parental Anxiety is from The New Yorker. I’m adding it to THE BEST ANALYSES OF THIS YEAR’S NAEP TEST REPORT
Pandemic Learning Loss Is Not an Emergency is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to the same list.
Beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’: Disrupting narratives about school quality appeared in Kappan. I’m adding it to Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
December survey found biggest education concern for more than two in three wasn’t their children’s mental health or COVID-related safety but “politicians who are not educators making decisions about curriculum.” 1/2 https://t.co/rGWmTlaDTo
— Derek W. Black (@DerekWBlack) October 28, 2022
How Would Teachers Spend the Gates Foundation $1.1 Billion Investment in Math? is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
— Fabiola Cineas (@FabiolaCineas) October 31, 2022
What is seldom said in these cases is there're plenty of white students w lower grades than said plaintiffs who get into selective colleges.They just aren't a concern. https://t.co/tCG6wGZ7AO
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) October 31, 2022
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 2, 2022
More Than 100 N.Y.C. Middle Schools Will Drop Selective Screens is from The NY Times.
essay positions itself as “we all need to forgive each other” but focuses on “we need to forgive people like me.” Oster complains about ppl who attacked her but does not consider how her own advocacy made life harder for ppl who worried about harms of keeping schools open pic.twitter.com/fABF2Wuiq6
— Neil Stenhouse (@n_stenhou) October 31, 2022
The creators of “Everybody Loves Raymond” chipped in $1 million. Christina Aguilera hosted a $50,000-a-plate fund-raiser. Barbra Streisand and Katy Perry, among others, endorsed it. Read about the school-finance ballot initiative that Hollywood's backing. https://t.co/3RjnuiQlOq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 2, 2022