A good overview of the issues and problems facing public education at this point, from Ruth Conniff at The Progressive
Some of what happens in school reform may not seem to make sense, but here’s how it fits into the agenda of those who want to privatize public education
Another great video that gives an easily accessible (actually quite funny) explanation of why reform is on the wrong track
A great clear take on the testing issue
Education historian Diane Ravitch puts some historical perspective to the changing purpose and form of ESEA
This piece from Marian Wang gives a good picture of how slack and not-really-qualified charter school authorizers (the organizations that get to say “yes” or “nay” to those who want to start up a charter) lead to many charter problems.
Why do we have these policies that seem aimed at creating failure? Why do so many current education movements seem designed to create the opposite effect of their stated goals? In this post, I try to step back and look at the bigger picture. Where is education “reform” really headed?
Daniel Katz provides a nicely fact-filled picture of American schools have, in fact, been succeeding.
Forbes ran this outstanding piece by Alice G. Walton laying out clearly some of the developmental objections to the Common Core.
Carol Burris is a well-respected principal who was an early fan of the Common Core, but who has become one of their most outspoken critics. She often appears on Valerie Strauss’s Washington Post blog, but here is one of her best– four clear and direct points on which the Core is trying to snooker the public.