Republicans are clear. The GOP wants to unleash the same unregulated market forces on education that brought us stagnating wages, accelerating inequality and increasing school segregation. Here is the short stump speech I wish the Democratic candidates would give.
Evidence junkies (like me) are reacting to the disappointing news on the evaluation of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE), a program implemented at Rikers Island to reduce recidivism among adolescent prisoners. Bottom line: The rigorous independent evaluation of the program failed to find any benefits.
During a speech at a 2010 conference in Austin, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry praised the move to e-Readers, asserting: "I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years."
This could be the most momentous week in federal education policy in the thirteen years since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law. The fact that the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up a major rewrite of NCLB is historic in and of it itself.
Every teacher would agree that standardized tests are imperfect measures of the complex output that is students' growth as learners and people. However, without the data that is provided by these assessments, we would have no method for seeing how our students stack up and where to revise our approach.
As unpopular as I feel this may sound, I think we, as teachers, must recognize aspects of how we have traditionally gone about our work that has contributed to this sentiment. I see three main issues: transparency, abdication, and best v. good enough.
Higher education institutions will face increasing pressure to counter the public perception that "too many degrees are a waste of money." This shift will require the expansion of the ecosystem of higher education innovation through partnerships with and the inclusion of new stakeholders.
More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made his long anticipated announcement that he will seek the Presidency, and he did so at Livingston High School where he was president of his graduating class. Typical of Governor Christie, the event was long on biography and personality and short on specifics.
In the fuzzy arithmetic of their moral equivocation, flag pins matter, firearms matter, border patrols matter, but black and brown lives don't matter unless they can be leveraged for some self-serving political purpose
We need to connect with our students of color, and model explicit ways for them to become successful, intelligent teachers they could be.
C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report This past month, I spoke to education inno...
By refusing to take into account several factors which impede student learning and over which teachers have no control, this policy is, in essence, a punitive measure, a political weapon, a pre-emptive strike against teachers, intended to demoralize and drive them out of the teaching profession.
At the heart of the disagreement is whether the law should include meaningful accountability for the nation's most at-risk students. A group of effective classroom teachers from across the country is joining the fray with a powerful -- and perhaps unexpected -- message.
Do you work for a boss or with a leader? Are you a boss or a leader? This is an extremely important question where the answer is probably indicative of the climate in which you work and the success (or lack thereof) of change initiatives.
Over the next year we can expect to hear a lot from Republican presidential candidates about school choice- the word of choice to marshal political support to expand the number charter schools and vouchers for private schools.