Denis Ian and Michelle Moore: Childhood is taking a beating … pounded by ill-intentioned adults who seem in a special hurry to disease it with a certain regimentation.
Shane Vander Hart: There are several reasons why Common Core opponents are taking up the fight against personalized learning, here are seven reasons I oppose it.
Rick Hess observes and parents who have attended feedback sessions can confirm: Education reformers don’t listen, especially to criticism.
“Original research is a pillar of any well-rounded education, and it points to a huge flaw in our education system that humanities research and writing are not more emphasized in high school.”
Henry A.J. Ramos and Eric C. Abrams write something that is truly mind-boggling. Do they really think federalism applied to K-12 education is “misguided”?
Shane Vander Hart: Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals would have doubled down on stupid. The purpose of education is not workforce development.
Lynne Taylor: Have you heard of new positions in your States for Deputy Superintendents? These leaders are appointed solely by your current State Superintendent.
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.
Retired educator Mary Tedrow said that while visiting schools in Finland she realized how “mean-spirited” the U.S. K-12 system is.