Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Manufacturing Consent for Market-Driven Schooling

Diane Ravitch’s Blog: Manufacturing Consent for Market-Driven Schooling Christopher A. Lizotte of the University of Washington and Dan Cohen published an interesting research paper about how market-driven policies have been promoted and sold. The... Read more »

Curmudgucation: FL: The Big Standardized Test is Dead. Long Live the Big Standardized Test!

Curmudgucation: FL: The Big Standardized Test is Dead. Long Live the Big Standardized Test! As widely noted, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has had a testing epiphany. “More learning and less test prep,” he... Read more »

AlterNet: How For-Profit Charter Schools Open the Door for Private Investors to Exploit Public Education

AlterNet: How For-Profit Charter Schools Open the Door for Private Investors to Exploit Public Education Charter school industry lobbyists, who appear to have lost a fight in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Florida Says It’s Ending Year-End, High-Stakes Standardized Testing. Here’s What It’s Really Doing.

Answer Sheet: Florida Says It’s Ending Year-End, High-Stakes Standardized Testing. Here’s What It’s Really Doing. Strange things happen routinely in Florida — but nobody saw this one coming: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis... Read more »

The Conversation: Why Charter Schools Are Not as ‘Public’ as They Claim To Be

The Conversation: Why Charter Schools Are Not as ‘Public’ as They Claim To Be Proponents of charter schools insist that they are public schools “open to all students.” But the truth is... Read more »

Code Acts in Education: Nudging Assets

Code Acts in Education: Nudging Assets The acquisition of learning management system Blackboard has opened up opportunities for the new company to generate value from integrating data and nudging student behaviour. Photo... Read more »

Teacher in a Strange Land: I Can’t Believe I’m Looking at Test Scores

Teacher in a Strange Land: I Can’t Believe I’m Looking at Test Scores Here’s the (incendiary) headline: Test Scores Show Dramatic Declines! Here’s the truth: this set of test scores tells us nothing... Read more »

Janresseger: Remembering Mike Rose

Janresseger: Remembering Mike Rose Mike Rose, the education writer and UCLA professor of education, died in August.  Those of us who value thinking about education practice, education philosophy, and education policy will... Read more »

David Labaree on Schooling, History, and Writing: Educational Researchers: Living with a Lesser Form of Knowledge

David Labaree on Schooling, History, and Writing: Educational Researchers: Living with a Lesser Form of Knowledge This post is a paper I published in Educational Researcher in 1998.  Here’s a link to a PDF of the... Read more »

Alfie Kohn: The Case Against Classroom Management…a Quarter-Century Later

Alfie Kohn: The Case Against Classroom Management…a Quarter-Century Later I often urge noneducators to ponder the versatility and resilience that have been asked of teachers during the pandemic. Just think about all... Read more »