Valarie Strauss at The Washington Post writes about the teacher shortages every state is facing this school year, a problem that has become acute in recent years.
Dennis Ian: These reforms were applied across the board. To every single school. In a grand display of meaningless equality.
Curiosity is a unique marker of academic success underemphasized in the classroom thanks to the push for standardized testing and one-size-fits-all reforms.
The apprenticeship model in Europe has more promise for preparing students for the workforce than our nation’s current school-to-work pipeline with companies footing the bill.
Dr. Gary Houchens of Western Kentucky University explains why he is concerned about the trend to oversell workforce readiness in K-12 education.
Silicon Valley tech companies want taxpayers to pay for public schools to teach coding to prepare more American students to go to work for them.
Frederick Hess with American Enterprise Institute warned that we should beware of experts, especially those in education policy. Agreed.
When it comes to improving education whether we are talking student achievement outcomes or school improvement there are not silver bullets.
Shane Vander Hart: There are lots of questions, few answers, and little evidence that personalized learning will bring about greater student achievement.
Shane Vander Hart: Wisdom, like perseverance, grit, and other characteristics social emotional learning focuses on is subjective.