Denis Ian: This round of technological “upgrades” might well begin a scary deconstruction of a universal institution … the collapse of education as we’ve known it for … for thousands of years.
Stan Liebowitz and Matt Kelly with the University of Texas at Dallas challenge the way state K-12 education rankings are determined claiming they are biased.
Dr. Domingo Morel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, ascribed a rather nefarious purpose behind state takeovers of schools.
Betty Peters: Years ago, I said that it appears No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had through Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) been replaced with No Vendor Left Behind (NVLB) eventually called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Looks like we’re stuck with this forever regardless of the name used.
A teacher writing for EdSurge recognizes the flaws with personalized learning and its use of education tech, but he’s caught between two competing education trends.
Cathy O’Neil points out why the Gates’ Foundation’s Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching experiment not only failed but did actual harm to public schools.
Jane Robbins: Parents are in charge here, and unless they can show you a state or federal statute requiring you to subject your child to the objectionable mandate, stand your ground.
Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky discuss Stotsky’s new book, Changing the Course of Failure: How Schools and Parents Can Help Low-Achieving Students.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported some jarring language from Microsoft on schools use of education technology. The “wheels are falling off technology” in schools.
Michael Bloomberg joins education reformers in beating the standards and accountability drum that has proven to be a failure in the eight years we have had Common Core.