Shane Vander Hart: Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals would have doubled down on stupid. The purpose of education is not workforce development.
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump administration has swallowed the workforce development model of education hook, line, and sinker.
Some Michigan lawmakers believe that gender-based fast food toys stifle girls’ imagination and prevent them from taking an interest in STEM.
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.
NetRef allows teachers to restrict what students access online, but also allows local schools to monitor the “real time internet activity” of students.
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.