Dec 14, 2011

House wants unemployed to earn GEDs against all economic sense

Congress thinks aboutr enforcing a GED requirement for recepients of unemployment. What does research suggest?

Dec 12, 2011

Diane Ravitch, rebuttals.

A bit of a mea culpa, where I share smarter, more nuanced, and more informed takes than what I offered on this blog on a recent TNR article about Diane Ravitch.

Nov 28, 2011

Is Diane Ravitch a reliable historian?

In which I speak mostly out of turn on the reliability of Diane Ravitch on the heels of a story in The New Republic.

Oct 06, 2011

School facilities— anachronistic, expensive, isolating, and all around bad public spaces?

I wanted to write a lot more about this, but I just don’t have the time.

This storyis about rezoning schools in downtown Manhattan which is struggling to meet the demands of emerging residential neighborhoods. Reading this story (and struggle) just brought up something I’ve thought about ...

Sep 16, 2011

Justin Baeder asks the Wrong Question on Teacher Evaluation

The flaws in up-and-coming teacher evaluation systems can be directly connected to the early union battles caused by mistrust.