Our political leaders licked their chops, thinking that this was new money that could be used to offset budget cuts.
Every dollar of RTTT must be used for designated purposes, not a dollar can be moved to make up for deficits elsewhere.
And many districts are now learning that whatever money they get from RTTT will require them to spend two, three, four times as much complying with its requirements.
The State Education Department has been designing an “educator evaluation” system that is so complex, so punitive and so demoralizing that more than a third of the principals in the state signed a petition opposing it and calling for a pilot test. The system, known as APPR (annual professional performance review), assigned 40% of
Arne Duncan says that closing low-performing schools, firing staff, and turning around schools is the civil rights issue of our time.
Mitt Romney says that supporting vouchers and charters and for-profit online schools is the civil rights issue of our time. we have heard this from many others in recent years.
This phrase gets attached to every proposal to privatize public education, to crush teachers’ unions, and to break
I urge you to read his important book Catching Up or Leading the Way.
His new book, just published, is World-Class Learners, a must read.
I have read this essay many times and quoted it many times. I will quote it again, I am sure.
It gives me pleasure to share it with readers of this blog.