Five Best Blogs: Give AYP Some Respect
#nclb Give AYP Some Respect Nancy Connor (DPS): In schools that were doing poorly overall, this aspect wasn’t quite so critical, but even in those cases, it was helpful to learn, say, that math achievement was much higher than reading achievement.
Most Americans Say They’d Encourage Their Child To Become A Teacher Matthew Yglesias: Seventy-four percent say they would encourage the brightest person they know to teach if they expressed an interest in it, and 76 percent say we should try to recruit the highest performing students into that profession.
Striking Graphics Make Philosophy Easy to Understand Atlantic: What is absolutism? Humanism? Genis Carreras's designs render these philosophical movements—and others—comprehensible.
The Trouble with Steven Brill's Black-and-White Rick Hess: If Brill had been angling to pen anything other than a black-and-white shoot 'em up, he could've told a much more informed, intriguing, and constructive tale, and one which would have made his conclusions feel more like an extension of the narrative and less like an afterthought.
All The Options That Are Fit To Print? EduWonk: Plenty of people do the wrong thing (in every industry) but in our field plenty more disadvantage themselves and their families in an effort to do the right thing.