Oxford University Press: Police-Free Schools: The New Frontier in Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Oxford University Press: Police-Free Schools: The New Frontier in Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline On 25 October 2015, a Black high school student named Niya Kenny filmed a white school police officer body slamming her... Read more »

Curmudgucation: US News, Please Knock It Off

Curmudgucation: US News, Please Knock It Off US News was once a magazine, but these days it’s arguably most famous as a Ranker of Things, especially schools. They rank colleges and high schools... Read more »

Janresseger: Status of School Vouchers—30 Years After Milwaukee Vouchers and 25 Years After Cleveland Vouchers Began

Janresseger: Status of School Vouchers—30 Years After Milwaukee Vouchers and 25 Years After Cleveland Vouchers Began Milwaukee, the oldest publicly funded, private school voucher program in the United States just marked its... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Big Questions About the 2021 Standardized Test Scores

Answer Sheet: Big Questions About the 2021 Standardized Test Scores Millions of students took standardized tests this year during the coronavirus pandemic after the Biden administration determined that the testing must go after being... Read more »

Gadfly on the Wall: My Students Haven’t Lost Learning. They’ve Lost Social and Emotional Development

Gadfly on the Wall: My Students Haven’t Lost Learning. They’ve Lost Social and Emotional Development There is a student screaming across the hall.      He is holding his gut and rocking back... Read more »

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Why Many Top-Down School Reforms Fail: Elementary Math in One District

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Why Many Top-Down School Reforms Fail: Elementary Math in One District Examples of top-down mandates from district, state, and federal policymakers without significant teacher... Read more »

Curmudgucation: The Missing School Choice Argument

Curmudgucation: The Missing School Choice Argument Sometimes it’s what people don’t say that tells you a lot about their position. Proponents of school choice rarely-if-ever talk about one of the great obstacles... Read more »

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Universal Pre-K? Good Idea But Concerns About the Curriculum

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Universal Pre-K? Good Idea But Concerns About the Curriculum Most politicians, including presidential candidates, highlight Universal Pre-K (UPK). President Biden is no different. It’s good that the President... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Teacher: 10 Things School Districts Should Do Right Now

Answer Sheet: Teacher: 10 Things School Districts Should Do Right Now The 2021-22 school year is still young, but with the coronavirus pandemic still affecting teaching and learning, many teachers say they are already... Read more »

Radical Eyes for Equity: Conservatives Seeking Education as a Buffet of Ignorance

Radical Eyes for Equity: Conservatives Seeking Education as a Buffet of Ignorance Several decades ago, the following true story about teaching in a small, conservative Southern town, seemed like a once-in-a-career experience:... Read more »