Retired educator Mary Tedrow said that while visiting schools in Finland she realized how “mean-spirited” the U.S. K-12 system is.
It does not appear that Kansas will see a significant change in education policy when Gov.-elect Laura Kelly (D-KS) takes over for Gov. Jeff Colyer (R-KS).
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.
JaKell Sullivan: Intel helped draft a federal privacy bil, but there is ample evidence that what Intel wants is data interoperability, not data privacy.
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.
Lynne Taylor: Election Day did not change the fact that our education system has been reduced by absurdity by educrats at all levels of government.
The Heritage Foundation and Pioneer Institute co-hosted a panel discussion entitled “Rethinking Federal Intervention in K-12 Education”
Sandra Stotsky: All students, including minority students, need academically stronger teachers, whether in North Carolina or Massachusetts.