Five Best Blogs: What Obama Might Say About Education
But Will They Help Students? TIME: Without a program to offer iPads at discounted rates to students, teachers and schools in reality most students will still be using the same old textbooks for years to come.
Little Kids Are Homophobic Jerks, and Teachers Don't Know How to Stop Them Jezebel: A significant number of teachers know their school is a shitty environment for kids who don't conform to traditional notions of gender, but they're not doing anything about it. Some of them may not know how.
Review of MAKING THE GRADES Mr Teachbad: If I tweak my interpretation of a rubric in the middle of grading a stack of papers, it’s with kids I talk to every day. As a teacher, if I create a horrible rubric or make a horrible decision about a rubric, I could really only marginally affect about 200 people at a time, at most.
Obama Should Go Big and Bold for State of Union Jonathan Alter: He wants to fund early childhood education, hold schools and teachers accountable for performance, act to reduce dropout rates, and expand Pell Grants for college.