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 to Expand Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law to All Grades is from Ed Week.

California is preparing more credentialed teachers, but is it enough? is from Ed Source.

I’m adding this video to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color:

Last week, Bill Gates released a lengthy statement extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and how wonderful it will make our lives blah blah blah. There’s been a lot of dunking from educators online about some things he says about schools. I’d like to highlight one passage:

In the United States, the best opportunity for reducing inequity is to improve education, particularly making sure that students succeed at math. The evidence shows that having basic math skills sets students up for success, no matter what career they choose. But achievement in math is going down across the country, especially for Black, Latino, and low-income students. AI can help turn that trend around.

Here, of course, one big mistake is saying that the best way to reduce inequity is to improve education.  Plenty of research shows that this statement is plain wrong (see The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality and The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement).  And, then, of course, he says nothing – there or later – about how AI can improve math achievement.

Politicians Want Universal School Vouchers. But What About The Public? is from Five Thirty Eight. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.

I’m adding this next tweet to the same list:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Education Articles From “The Onion”: