The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.
Nobody did a better job this week of explaining the problem with DeVos’s comments on just who gets included in ESSA work than Valerie Strauss
Nancy Bailey looks at one of the big problems with the work of our Data Overlords
Joel Klein Reflects in His Legacy as NYC Schools Chancellor
Well, that’s something that could use some reflecting. As you might imagine, Klein has a bit more insight about some reflections than about others.
Jersey Jazzman has been taking a look at charters cashing in in New Jersey
Leonie Haimson takes a look at what the dumping of Obama’s ESSA regs really means– and what it doesn’t.
Many of us were passing around a USA Today article seemingly critical of charters. Gary Rubinstein took the time to drill down a little further down to get the evene worse parts that USA Today skipped.
You might not always read Daniel Willingham because he’s not often on our side of issues, but this piece– personal and heartfelt– deserves your attention.
Not strictly about education, but if you want to get a better sense of the ideology moving some of the people who helped push Trump on us, this profile of Robert Mercer by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker is an important read.
Albert Camus’s Letter
From the indispensable blog Brain Pickings, a piece about Camus’s letter of gratitude to his teacher
At VAMboozled, an obituary for and recap of the developer of EVAAS, one of the widely used VAM models. If you want the incredible story of where this thing came from, here it is (with links, for advanced students).