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.
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.
The Heritage Foundation and Pioneer Institute co-hosted a panel discussion entitled “Rethinking Federal Intervention in K-12 Education”
Floridians elected a staunch Common Core opponent in Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to become the Sunshine State’s next Governor.