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Five Best Blogs: I Got My Degree At The NYT

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What's the Best Way to Grade Teachers? Mother Jones:  The proponents of the new "value-added" teacher evaluation often sound like they've confused the more advanced questions with the answer.

The RTTT Honeymoon is over in New York EdNext:  NYSUT yesterday sued the state’s Board of Regents and NYSED’s acting commissioner John King over the decision to ratchet up the importance of student test scores in a teacher’s annual evaluation.

Q & A with NewTLA co-founder, Mike Stryer NCTQ:  Essentially, 98% of the members are only involved peripherally with the union when they vote, pay dues, or attend occasional rallies.  

How we evaluate success Shanker Blog:  There are several similarities between the bipartisan welfare reform movement of the 1990s and the general thrust of the education reform movement happening today. 

Riding the Waive Whiteboard Advisors:  The states just spent months coming up with Race to the Top plans; may as well get some mileage out of them.

Soon, the New York Times Will Be a College Gawker: Hey, squeezing money out of education worked for the Washington Post Co., so why not give it a try? 


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