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):
DeSantis threatens to rid Florida of Advanced Placement classes is from The Washington Post.
American teens are unwell because American society is unwell appeared in The Washington Post.
What Educators Look For in a Job (Besides Pay and Workloads) is from Ed Week.
How Teach for America Crushed My Passion for Teaching is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America.
Good story framing the the issues surrounding the algebra in 8th grade debate. What I think it’s missing though is more discussion about what it takes to get kids ready for algebra in the 8th grade. Take a look at this paper: https://t.co/3EFA2PWELu
— Dan Goldhaber (@CEDR_US) February 16, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s war on “woke” in Florida schools, explained https://t.co/oCBviyMdSK
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 15, 2023
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) February 17, 2023
I think every kid, in every zip code, in every state should have access to every education opportunity possible.
I guess, for some, that isn’t the consensus view. https://t.co/d1FAeWwKv1
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 17, 2023
At least four more states will review the new AP Black studies course to see if it conflicts with their laws restricting the teaching of race, an indication that the controversy swirling around the class in Florida could spiral. W/
— Laura Meckler (@laurameckler) February 18, 2023
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea:
IDRA knows that the best way to improve public schools is to invest in public education. This infographic outlines five of the many ways vouchers and other schemes are bad for public school students and bad for communities.https://t.co/38PkxuPHxr pic.twitter.com/mGyMXeAAB9
— IDRA (@IDRAedu) February 18, 2023
NEW: As Gov. DeSantis & FL Republican leaders explore alternatives to College Board’s AP classes & test, the founder of a test focused on the “great classical and Christian tradition” said he’s already been meeting w/ top state officials.
— Sommer Brugal (@smbrugal) February 17, 2023
School Vouchers: There Is No Upside is from The Shanker Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.
Rates of teacher attrition and turnover coming into the current 2022-23 school year in WA were higher than in any of the previous 36 years of state data. This is quite consistent with recent work from @schwartz_hl and @mkdiliberti using national data. See https://t.co/F5d9svVREa. https://t.co/83P8umXlYy
— Roddy Theobald (@RoddyTheobald) February 21, 2023
Indeed, the WA attrition rate is as high as it's been in the last 35+ years. But let's dig a bit deeper…
Much of the increase in attrition is being driven by early career teachers exiting. This is a very similar finding to prior @BUWheelock work from MA.
— Dan Goldhaber (@CEDR_US) February 21, 2023
Today I published a feature I've been working on for a long time, about after-school care in this country.
It's a story about workers, kids, and parents. It's a story about our economy, our schools, our safety net.
a few thoughts: 🧵https://t.co/sRVV1Mlm28
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) February 21, 2023
The racist idea that changed American education is from Vox.