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Schools that work for everyone: What is disadvantage?

By Joana Andrade

Monday is the last day for responding to the government’s “Schools that work for everyone” consultation – one of the most intensely debated in recent times, particularly for its proposed expansion of grammar schools. 837 more words

Education Policy

Sons outearning Fathers in Chetty et al. : working hours should be considered

In response to my post yesterday, my friend and economist/nuclear engineer (great mix) Laurent Béland pointed out that the Father-Sons mobility figures in Chetty et al. 308 more words


Ta-Nehisi Coates' Advice to Principals: Push Back Against the Headwinds!

One of the best books I read this year was Between the World and Me, which was an extended letter he wrote to his son, Samori, about what it is like to grown up black in America. 506 more words

PISA results are in... And Neither the "Reformers" or Politicians Will Like Researchers' Conclusions

Amanda Ripley’s NYTimes Upshot article on the PISA results will not go over well with the “reform” crowd or the politicians who fail to face the facts on equitable funding. 619 more words

Busting the Myth of American Exceptionalism

White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. By Nancy Isenberg

We Americans hold many beliefs about our nation, most of which fall under the rubric of American Exceptionalism. 645 more words


What the Robots Are Doing to the Middle Class

As usual, Buchheit is on target… flagging a reality that public schools need to face sooner rather than later: the workplace of the future requires more human interaction… and yet we are relying on computerized standardized testing to measure student performance, teacher performance, and the effectiveness of our schooling. 102 more words