A short and amusing video that pretty well sums up the current school "reform" craze. … [Read more...]
Is there *any* evidence that Duncan’s “Race to the Top” will improve education?
Have similar programs been tried and succeeded (or failed)? I'd like to write a little article about this, and am wondering if there's any evidence to support our dropping a program that's been so successful. Is Duncan's program an … [Read more...]
Alabama GOP and charter schools
Cross-posted at Red Mass Group. This is an interesting twist. Dr. Robert Bentley won the GOP nomination for governor tonight, beating the establishment candidate. In his web biography, here's how he describes himself: He is a … [Read more...]
Stand for Children’s stands
or, Follow the money. Today's publication of Massachusetts not getting Round 1 Race to the Top money, and the push that is sure to follow from Stand for Children, moves me to make sure we know who is influencing us. Cross-posted on … [Read more...]
Tell Your Legislator What You Think!
Today Secretary Arne Duncan announced the 16 applicants who are finalists of the first phase of the Race to the Top competition and Massachusetts is one of them. Let's keep up the momentum, Massachusetts! Stand for Children, the … [Read more...]
It’s been a mess Mr. Secretary
This may have happened already here in Massachusetts. While you were meeting with our state's Secretary of Education Paul Reville in Washington D.C. on February 24, 2009, an aide took his place on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary … [Read more...]