Five Best Blogs: Whatever Happened To Universal Preschool?
Is Occupy Wall Street Really about Education Reform? Amanda Ripley Blog: Occupy Wall Street is about our nation’s willingness to over-promise and under-educate. It is about the urgent need to finally get serious about making our education system worthy of our ambition.
Preschool Wars Go Mainstream ERS: Time Magazine’s “The Preschool Wars” provides a powerful summary of what’s happening—or what’s not happening—to protect it.
Is the Charter School Boom Really Good for Kids? GOOD: Instead of ensuring that those ideas are passed back to traditional schools and to other charters, districts are handing out new charters like candy, creating an atmosphere where pretty much anyone with some semblance of a plan can open a school.
Excellence in Failure Jay P. Greene: These generous severance packages are the fault of boards, not the departing executive. Boards sometimes choose to get rid of someone on a whim or simply because the majority composition of the board changes.
The Coming Digital Learning Battle Paul E. Peterson: School districts and teacher unions can be expected to fight publicly funded online learning that offers students a choice of taking courses outside their local district school.