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Crop Tools for the Classroom: The Forgotten History of Value Added Metrics

Over the past five years Arne Duncan and the Department of Education have whole-heartedly adopted value added metric (VAM) models for evaluating teacher effectiveness. Since then policies such as Race to the Top and groups such as the National Governors Association have been forcing states to integrate VAM’s into their educational plan. 1,677 more words

Warning: Do Not Be Beguiled by David Brooks

I do not pretend fully to understand Newark, New Jersey’s mayoral politics.  I’m a Clevelander and David Brooks is a New Yorker, and we are both outsiders.  599 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Expansion of tax-credit program for private schools will help everyone — except for those it’s supposed to help

By Frank Cerabino
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Let’s just say you think it’s a great idea to offer corporations a chance to divert some of the Florida taxes they owe to private schools in the state. 647 more words