Archive for the 'Law, Policy, and Ethics'

Serve your detention or lose your textbooks

Dear student, if you do not serve your detention, we will take away your textbooks. Dear student,...
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Good luck with that

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The lack of evidence supporting the use of student test scores to rank teachers is staggering

Jason Glass said: For a policy that practically every public school system in the nation is...
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The declining economic value of routine cognitive work

Workforce data show that U.S. employees continue to do more non-routine cognitive and interpersonal...
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Which schools are the true ‘miracles?’

Let’s imagine that we lived in an era in which change was occurring incredibly rapidly. An era in...
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Thinking about charter schools

Stephen Dyer says: I get and am sympathetic to the argument that kids need opportunities to...
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What kind of learning environments do high-poverty minority students deserve?

Paul Thomas says: The public narrative around KIPP is based on embracing an authoritarian and...
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Living outside the echo chamber

This past weekend I engaged in a really long discussion thread about charter schools in which I was...
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Test makers should not be driving instruction

In a post about the difficulty of New York’s Common Core assessments, Robert Pondiscio said: ...
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Education is and always has been a civil rights issue

Alan Aja said: Education is and always has been a civil rights issue. Children of color deserve...
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