As most already know, Massachusetts is consistently ranked first in the NAEP test and has been improving each year. How? While there are many nuanced reasons, many which haven't been fully studied, there are a number of reasons … [Read more...]
‘ROUNDING THE GLOBE’-19: Getting personal with Larry Harmon
'ROUNDING THE GLOBE'-19: Critical analysis of Boston Globe education coverage Getting personal with Larry Harmon Last week, the Globe finally printed two good letters on ed reform and yesterday Vaznis wrote news article on impending … [Read more...]
‘ROUNDING THE GLOBE’-13: Is a new day dawning at my morning newspaper?
'ROUNDING THE GLOBE'-13: Critical Analysis of Boston Globe Education Coverage Is a new day dawning at my morning newspaper? Yesterday, this blogger who, like his many education reform nemeses, means only to do good in this world, took a … [Read more...]
‘ROUNDING THE GLOBE’-11: The RTTT Script Is Duly Delivered
'ROUNDING THE GLOBE'-11: Critical analysis of Boston Globe education coverage The RTT Script is Delivered Please sit up straight and pay attention, because the script has now been written for the continuing Race To The Top (RTTT) … [Read more...]
ROUNDING THE GLOBE 4: SURPRISE-NOT!
This blogger just can't get any rest, because the hits just keep on coming. There were two education policy pieces at the Globe on Saturday, March 6, one semi-surprising, one utterly predictable. No, regrettably, they did not involve Diane … [Read more...]
ROUNDING THE GLOBE 2: How Ravitch Got Disappeared in the Boston Globe
Yesterday, I launched a continuing feature on this page called "Rounding the Globe," which will be my best effort to keep the Globe's feet to the fire when it comes to editorial, op eds, and reportage about education policy. I will be … [Read more...]