Five Best Blogs: Raising Risk While Lowering Rewards
Of Oversimplification and Education Bruce Smith:This tendency to seize on a success in a limited span of the academic spectrum with a limited section of the total student population and to then apply the principles discovered to every subject and all students is typical of people from fields outside education.
What's the matter with teachers today? Seattle Times: Teaching is one of the most criticized jobs in America. What's up with that?
Reform Means Higher Risk, Lower Rewards Shanker Blog: In some places, risk is going up while compensation is being cut, sometimes due to the same legislation.
Obama's speech to high school also a subtle jobs bill pitch LAT: Still, as he delivered his annual back-to-school address at a District of Columbia public highschool, Obama told students he was trying to upgrade school buildings and fortify the ranks of classroom teachers.
Is Title I About Poverty Anymore? Title I Derland: Equity for poor children was the initial impulse behind the enactment of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. But that concept has faded.
Is Bipartisanship Always Good? Eduwonk: Bipartisanship is supposed to be a good thing — except for when Republicans and Democrats come together to try to paper over our education problems.
Tending grandsons and schools Uncle Jay: I let Ben and Tom wander around the apartment, pounding on whatever toys interest them. I check only occasionally to see if they are wet or hungry.
Do Rich People Know What’s Going On in Their Local Schools? Education Next: Beverly Hills and Palo Alto, California: Ann Arbor and Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Plano, Texas; Evanston, Illinois; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Fairfax County, Virginia: None of them do much better than the international average.