Virtual School Meanderings

April 22, 2012

Worth A Read

From Friday’s inbox…

Worth A Read

Why Schools Don’t Teach InnovationPosted: 17 Apr 2012 09:00 PM PDT

Walt Gardner discusses the incongruity of using test scores as evidence of quality education while seeking innovation from our students.

Value-Added Versus Observations, Part Two: ValidityPosted: 17 Apr 2012 09:00 PM PDT

The Shanker Institute’s Matthew Di Carlo follows up an earlier post on the debate over value-added models and teacher evaluations.

Find Part One: Reliability (Here)

Cui Bono? The Question Rarely Asked, Let Alone InvestigatedPosted: 16 Apr 2012 09:00 PM PDT

Anthony Cody writes about a “disturbing lack of skepticism on the part of our watchdogs for the public good, journalists.”  Reporters need to go back to “cui bono” – who benefits?

What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reformPosted: 16 Apr 2012 09:00 PM PDT

Pasi Sahlberg, director general of Finland’s Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation, discusses education reform in the United States.

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