Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Connecting Big Business with The Science of Reading: Replacing Teachers and Public Schools with Tech

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Connecting Big Business with The Science of Reading: Replacing Teachers and Public Schools with Tech A troubling feature of the Science of Reading (SoR) is the connection between... Read more »

Teacher in a Strange Land: Teaching Human History

Teacher in a Strange Land: Teaching Human History “In this room, our colleagues across history have abolished slavery; granted women the right to vote; established Social Security and Medicare; offered a hand... Read more »

Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: New Data Reveals That Success Academy Attrition Is Worse Than Previously Reported

Gary Rubinstein’s Blog: New Data Reveals That Success Academy Attrition Is Worse Than Previously Reported For all my years of blogging about education, the most important part of any post is pursuing... Read more »

Answer Sheet: A Critique of a GAO Report on Charter Schools

Answer Sheet: A Critique of a GAO Report on Charter Schools In October, the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “Charter Schools That Received Federal Funding to Open or Expand Were... Read more »

Curmudgucation: AI and Plagiarism

Curmudgucation: AI and Plagiarism Algorithms like the ChatGPT defy the traditional idea of plagiarism. They do not directly steal from a single source. But they are a sort of super-plagiarism engine. It’s important to... Read more »

Gadfly on the Wall: School Vouchers Don’t Increase Academics; They Increase Bigotry

Gadfly on the Wall: School Vouchers Don’t Increase Academics; They Increase Bigotry    Let’s be honest.   At best, school vouchers are a failed education policy experiment.   At worst, they’re an attempt to... Read more »

Rethinking Schools: The “Learning Loss” Trap

Rethinking Schools: The “Learning Loss” Trap This article appears in the winter 2022-2023 issue of Rethinking Schools. This school year, as teachers carefully construct unit plans, build community with students, and navigate... Read more »

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: A Puzzling Question About Teaching in U.S. Schools

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: A Puzzling Question About Teaching in U.S. Schools I like puzzling questions. Answers to such questions often go beyond yes/no or true/false. Moreover, answers... Read more »

Janresseger: The Three Most Serious Problems for U.S. Public Education in 2023

Janresseger: The Three Most Serious Problems for U.S. Public Education in 2023 The new year is a good time to stop and consider where our society stands in terms of its public... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Did We Need NAEP To Tell Us Students Aren’t Doing Well?

Answer Sheet: Did We Need NAEP To Tell Us Students Aren’t Doing Well? After several years of a pandemic that upended schooling for millions of children, standardized test scores are coming back... Read more »