From the Race to the Top to the Plunge to the Bottom

Horror movie sequels are notoriously bad. This one may be the worst. In 2009, federal intervention during the last financial crisis gave rise to the Obama administration’s signature education initiative: […]

Challenging Corporate Ed Reform

The failures of the corporate education “reform” movement leave it vulnerable to genuine grassroots school transformation.

Teaching in Dystopia

The problem is this: Testing is killing education. Not only is it narrowing the curriculum generally

Prophet Motives

Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education

Wish You Were Here

A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week’s Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.

Pressuring the Gap

Ohio attempts to close achievement gap by focusing on 9th-grade males

‘Hurricane Vicki’

Portland’s former superintendent gets a big stage with Gates Foundation assignment.

Elephants in the Room

When mainstream media report on urban schools, the real story is often what goes unsaid.

My Small School Journey

An Oakland teacher experiences the negative effects of small school reform in the midst of a budget crisis.