Changes in communications strategies surrounding Common Core has just put lipstick on a pig. It may look prettier, but it’s still a pig.
Dennis Ian: At the moment, the rarest word in all of education is “kids”. And the most ignored phrase in this giant jungle of jargon is “common sense”.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
The Los Angeles Times editorial board says the Gates Foundation’s failures show philanthropists should not be setting America’s public school agenda.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: Now that the media have begun to notice the emperor’s state of undress, maybe they should take the next step and actually report the whole truth.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal released his policy paper, “K-12 Education Reform: A Road Map,” through his non-profit organization America Next.
Over 30 conservative reform groups in Indiana publicly released an agenda for education reform to counter Governor Mike Pence’s education reform agenda.
I’m not Catholic so I’ll need some of my readers to explain why Catholic educators and education leaders would listen to Fordham Institute’s Chester Finn? Last week Flypaper published an excerpt of his talk to “a private group of Catholic education leaders and philanthropists.” Here is where he would have lost me entirely. First, families […]
A tip of the hat to Stephen Krashen who sent a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times after they published an editorial on education reform insisting on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.” The Times is correct to insist on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.” (“Education miracles that aren’t,” Feb. 6). Let’s add […]
And this, my friends, is how it’s done. This is how Progressives/Liberals have changed America right in front of our faces – right before our very eyes. Recently, EdWeek ran this article, “National Service Can ignite School Turnaround Efforts”. “Oh, this sounds great!” you think as you begin to read. After all, what in the […]