Frederick Hess with American Enterprise Institute warned that we should beware of experts, especially those in education policy. Agreed.
The U.S. Department of Education just announced they are soliciting public feedback on cutting back and/or getting rid of burdensome education regulations.
Jay Matthews: “In the spirit of confusing bipartisanship,” the Every Student Succeeds Act insisted each state define what an ineffective teacher was.
The U.S. Department of Labor just awarded $11.4 million in state grants to “develop, enhance state workforce databases” to link with education data.
When it comes to improving education whether we are talking student achievement outcomes or school improvement there are not silver bullets.
The Colorado Department of Education will drop PARCC as their statewide assessment but will keep Pearson as the contractor to develop the new assessment.
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration can give lip service to local control, or they actually can respect it and allow Alabama to proceed with a new test.
Shane Vander Hart: There are lots of questions, few answers, and little evidence that personalized learning will bring about greater student achievement.
Radio personality Shannon Joy gave Truth in American Education a shoutout while discussing Common Core on the Glenn Beck Show.
Shane Vander Hart: You can’t have real local control in education without a severe reduction in the budget and size of the U.S. Department of Education.