Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is far more subjective and invasive, and far less effective, than proponents claim. Maybe The 74 should take another look.
J.R. Wilson: There is a good chance social-emotional learning is already embedded in education programs across your state. Is it possible it is embedded in your state’s ESSA plan?
Jane Robbins: Parents reassert your right to protect your children from dangerous experimentation. Schools must treat students as students, not patients.
CASEL launched a design challenge to create a tool to help schools measure social-emotional learning in their students, and they announced the 2017 winners.
Chester Finn believes that the worldview and faux psychology behind the self-esteem movement of the past are alive and well with social-emotional learning.
Karen Effrem: Congratulations to activists and legislators in Tennessee for standing up to social emotional learning (SEL) national heavyweight CASEL.
Education Week reports that eight states plan to collaborate to develop standards in order to encourage social-emotional learning in their local schools.