The transition to new assessments was always going to be rough, but this was not the right way to handle it.
Teach for America is not doing harm to our nation’s schools or our low-income students. In fact, TFA seems to be out-performing not just other beginning teachers but veteran teachers as well.
The majority of teachers stand to significantly benefit from two cost-neutral pension reforms
Way back in March of 2010, President Obama released his blueprint for reauthorizing NCLB. Three years later, we’re still operating as if the blueprint never happened, as if three years of policymaking hasn’t happened.
We have a lot more commonality in standards and assessments than we did five years ago
Instead of hiring even more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.
The next time you read a proposal about halting the Common Core, keep in mind all the time and money that’s already been spent.
If an employer can’t differentiate between their employees, they’re likely to treat them all as interchangeable widgets when it comes time to decide on how to help them improve, how much to pay them, or which ones should be retained.
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