Education Reform Policies Foster, Rather than Attenuate, America’s Permanent Underclass

By: Monday September 24, 2012 11:19 am

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, the former chair of Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and now a professor at UC-Berkeley, had a pretty bold opinion piece in the New York Times the other day, relating income inequality and educational opportunity in ways that I found compelling. The United States is caught in a vicious cycle largely [...]

Chicago Strike Forces Discussion of New Models for Student Achievement and Teacher Assessment

By: Monday September 17, 2012 7:02 am

As the Chicago teachers strike continues for at least a couple more days, I’m struck by how the event, and the associated commentary, is forcing a rethink about the measures we use in the popular mythology for student achievement and teacher assessment. Because the education space has become so dominated by corporate-led interests of the [...]

Michelle Rhee Apologizes for Insulting Reaction to DC Test Score Scandal

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 11:58 am

Michelle Rhee has doubled back on her earlier smug dismissal of a very damaging story in USA Today about cheating on standardized tests in the DC public schools. Now she says that her initial reaction was stupid, that cheating may have occurred on the tests and that her successor should order an investigation, which she [...]

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