A regular Sunday feature…
- Can The 2016 Election Be About Making It Work For American Families?
- Teach For America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out
- After Pushback, White House Yields on College Ratings
- It All Turns on Affection
- Will Value-Added Reinforce The Walls Of The Egg-Crate School?
Can The 2016 Election Be About Making It Work For American Families?Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:00 PM PDT
Elaine Weiss, Broader/Bolder Approach to Education, discusses the importance of the 2016 election: “This election must be about changing that reality and giving our children and their families a real future.”
Teach For America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak OutPosted: 28 Jun 2015 09:00 PM PDT
T. Jameson Brewer and Kathleen de Marrais have a new book out that shares the stories of Teach For America alumni: “This book – the first of its kind – provides alumni of TFA with the opportunity to share their insight on the organization. And perhaps more importantly, this collection of counter-narratives serves as a testament that many of the claims made by TFA are, in fact, myths that ultimately hurt teachers and students. No longer will alumni voices be silenced in the name of corporate and neoliberal education reform.”
After Pushback, White House Yields on College RatingsPosted: 28 Jun 2015 09:00 PM PDT
Emily Richmond, Education Writers Association, speaks with Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed, on the Obama Administration’s scaling back of college ratings: “After nearly two years of public debate, and vociferous pushback from the higher education community, the White House announced it is pulling back on plans to rate the nation’s colleges based on a complex matrix of performance measures and student outcomes.”
It All Turns on AffectionPosted: 26 Jun 2015 09:00 PM PDT
Bill Boyle discusses the incongruity of imposing technocratic solutions in contexts, such as education, which require the “nexus of human relationship.”
Will Value-Added Reinforce The Walls Of The Egg-Crate School?Posted: 24 Jun 2015 09:00 PM PDT
Susan Moore Johnson, Harvard University, discusses policy implications for value-added methods (VAMS): “In this column, I bring an organizational perspective to the prospect of using VAMS to improve teacher quality. I suggest why, in addition to VAMS’ methodological limitations, reformers should be very cautious about relying on VAMS to make decisions that have important consequences for both teachers and their students.”