Far from addressing the systemic
While the bipartisan consensus that passed NCLB in 2001 has splintered, the old, unimproved version of the law is not going away anytime soon.
A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week’s Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.
Two studies refute the claims made by voucher advocates: private schools are better than public ones, and competition makes public schools better.
California teachers take a stand against the NCLB-aided military blitz on in-school recruiting.
Before the floodwaters receded in New Orleans, conservative education reformers rushed in selling a market-based future.
School funding systems mirror—and reproduce—the inequality we see all around us.
Virginia professors take on the state’s attempt to eliminate Social Foundations of Education” from required course work.”
Two Chicago educators question the premier teacher education accrediting agency’s removal of social justice and sexual orientation language from its standards.
Reauthorization could bring ‘damage control’ or more damage.
8th-grade algebra meets rising gas prices and peak oil.
Getting us out of the war in Iraq and NCLB requires challenging the premises that got us into these messes in the first place.
One union works for meaningful small school reform.
Chicago’s renaissance” could mean dark age for city’s public schools.”
Graphic evidence that school vouchers do not guarantee school quality in Milwaukee.
I was rummaging through a desk drawer the other day and came across an old Polaroid picture from two former students. The handwritten caption on it read, “Unsuspected picture to […]
Reclaiming the democratic vision of small school reform.
How testing and top-down reform can undermine small schools.
The Gates’ $735 million have made them key players in small school reform.
Small schools reform is often accompanied by familiar buzzwords that can mean different things to different people (sometimes called stakeholders”).”
NCLB’s provisions give military recruiters access to student contact information
Making lemonade from NCLB lemons.
Republicans deliberately undermining Head Start.
High-stakes tests have not only failed to achieve racial equality in schooling, they’ve also made it worse for students of color.
While high-profile tests like the SAT are problematic, Karp argues that we need to end the routine standardized tests that plague students and teachers.