From Friday’s inbox… Note the online class item (second to last from the bottom I believe)!
- Teacher Turnover Is Predictable
- Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card
- Designer of Value-Added Tests a Skeptic about Current Test Mania
- What charters teach us
- Five Ridiculously Reformy ‘Copy & Paste’ Policies & Why They’re misguided
- Are Compliant Teachers Exhibiting Stockholm Syndrome?
- Integrating a School, One Child at a Time
- Online Classes Should be About Enriching, Not Privatizing, Education
- Vouchers Unspoken, Romney Hails School Choice
Teacher Turnover Is PredictablePosted: 19 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Walt Gardner talks about the problem of teacher turnover. “Reformers can talk all they want about ways to address the alarming rate of departure of teachers. But unless they’ve taught in a public school, they can’t begin to understand what’s going on.”
Is School Funding Fair? A National Report CardPosted: 18 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
The Education Law Center produced the Second Edition of the National Report Card on public school funding – rates the 50 states on the basis of four separate, but interrelated, “fairness indicators” – funding level, funding distribution, state fiscal effort, and public school coverage. Where does your state rank?
Designer of Value-Added Tests a Skeptic about Current Test ManiaPosted: 18 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Anthony Cody discusses value-added models and adaptive tests with Jim Angermeyr of the Northwest Evaluation Association. Angermeyr is concerned about the misuse of VAM and the heavy reliance on high-stakes testing. Angermeyr said, “It’s politicians and some policymakers who believe tests can do more than they really can.”
What charters teach usPosted: 17 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Gary Rubinstein discusses charter schools in his recent piece. ”Put very simply, the strategy that charters have proved effective is: Keep the bottom 15% of the kids away from the top 50% of the kids.”
Five Ridiculously Reformy ‘Copy & Paste’ Policies & Why They’re misguidedPosted: 17 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Bruce Baker discusses five education reform policies and why they’re misguided. Baker provides existing research to prove how reforms are misguided.
Are Compliant Teachers Exhibiting Stockholm Syndrome?Posted: 15 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Nancy Flanagan shares the work of an Indiana teacher (who calls himself Horace Mann). Is compliance in school self-preservation?
Integrating a School, One Child at a TimePosted: 14 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Liz Robbins discusses Brooklyn magnet schools and hurdles to integration of New York City’s schools.
Online Classes Should be About Enriching, Not Privatizing, EducationPosted: 13 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Mary Ellen Flannery discusses current trends in online education.
Vouchers Unspoken, Romney Hails School ChoicePosted: 10 Jun 2012 05:00 PM PDT
Trip Gabriel writes about Mitt Romney’s education plans, and vouchers in education reform. Romney was quoted as saying, “I will expand parental choice in an unprecedented way.”