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Arne Duncan's Denial

Peter Greene | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

There are many portions of Arne Duncan's educational policies that are... what's the word? Counter-intuitive? Baloney? There are days when I imagine that the energy Duncan expends just holding cognitive dissonance at bay must be enough to power a small country.

On Teacher Evaluation

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In concept, evaluating teachers makes perfect sense. In what private company are employees not evaluated and held accountable for their contribution to their company's bottom line? In practice, evaluating teachers is not so easy.

Florida Education Department Retracts Botched Teacher Evaluations

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

Florida's Department of Education released the first results of a sweeping new teacher evaluation system Wednesday morning that sought to provide more...

NY College Professors Rally Against Excessive, High-Stakes K-12 Standardized Testing

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

More than 1,100 college professors across New York state are rallying against excessive, high-stakes K-12 standardized testing, adding their names to ...