Rick Hess observes and parents who have attended feedback sessions can confirm: Education reformers don’t listen, especially to criticism.
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”?
Dennis Ian and Michelle Moore: The feds have captured the public schools … and now they wanna make sure you can never escape.
Shane Vander Hart: Those who beat this drum overlook the fundamental question – is preparing students for the workforce the role of K-12 education?
Long Island Business News reported that yet another billionaire philanthropist will be throwing more money at what ails K-12 education, this time focusing on social-emotional learning.
Shane Vander Hart: Mike Petrilli with the Fordham Institute gives would-be governors an education policy cheat sheet that they would do well to ignore unless they want to sound like every other candidate droning on about the latest education reform fad.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
Shane Vander Hart: Our education system did not get to where it is at overnight and change will not happen overnight. Even though our prospects may look bleak there are four ways we can continue the fight in 2018.
Denis Ian: We’re outfitting kids with technological gizmos we don’t even understand. Giving them super-powerful thingamajigs we think of as toys. But they’re not toys at all.
Shane Vander Hart responds to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s complaint that education reform is not keeping pace with the rapidly changing economy.