Henry A.J. Ramos and Eric C. Abrams write something that is truly mind-boggling. Do they really think federalism applied to K-12 education is “misguided”?
Shane Vander Hart: Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals would have doubled down on stupid. The purpose of education is not workforce development.
Lynne Taylor: Have you heard of new positions in your States for Deputy Superintendents? These leaders are appointed solely by your current State Superintendent.
Shane Vander Hart: It must be great to be able to purchase education policy and the politicians to implement it.
Shane Vander Hart: The standards and accountability movement have not increased flexibility or raised student acheivement. It has increased bureaucracy.
Retired educator Mary Tedrow said that while visiting schools in Finland she realized how “mean-spirited” the U.S. K-12 system is.
Michael Petrilli with the Fordham Institute says after a “cold war” between reformers and traditionalists we are at the end of education policy. Is he right?
Daniel Hamlin and Paul Petersen of Harvard University says no evidence suggesting a correlation between proficiency standards and student achievement exists.
High school students in Brooklyn, New York City walked out of school in protest of a personalized learning program funded in part by Mark Zuckerberg.
Shane Vander Hart: Both the testing and accountability movement and personalized learning are examples of top-down, dataless reforms that won’t work.