In this post, Jim Arnold and Peter Smagorinsky dissect the myths and baloney of the reformers. The “reformers” love to talk about the good old days and about how schools were so much better back then. 1,210 more words
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Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer.
Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. 5,011 more words
Money Magazine entered the crowded arena of college rankings with its method of evaluating schools on “quality, affordability and outcomes”. Yes, it’s another imperfect way to rank schools. 514 more words
Earlier this week, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham held a press conference touting the progress which the district has made after one year under her leadership. 522 more words