Assessment/Evaluation

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed

By Henry A. Giroux | Op-Ed | Originally Published at Truthout | How much longer can a nation ignore the transformation of schools into punishing factories? (Photographic Credit: #IStandWithAhmed via CNET) World renowned author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o observed that "Children are the future of any society [and [...]

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina

An all-charter-school system was heralded as the future for urban schools. The future is filled with flaws By Jennifer C. Berkshire | Originally Published at Salon. August 3, 2015 5:57 AM | NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 20: Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at [...]

“Reform” Makes Broken New Orleans Schools Worse: Race, Charters, Testing and The Real Story of Education After Katrina2016-11-29T17:37:06+00:00

DC Civil Rights Organizations Fail to Represent Education Civil Rights Agenda

By Judith Browne Dianis, John H. Jackson and Pedro Noguera |Originally Published The Hill. June 02, 2015, 01:00 PM In recent weeks, a few national civil rights organizations including the National Council of La Raza, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the League of [...]

DC Civil Rights Organizations Fail to Represent Education Civil Rights Agenda2016-11-29T17:37:12+00:00

Accountability for Whom?

There is no doubt that cheating occurred in Atlanta Public Schools (APS), and that it was systemic, pervasive and involved dozens of educators across many schools. The fact that there was extreme pressure placed on educators to obtain higher test scores, and that unrealistic goals [...]

Accountability for Whom?2016-11-29T17:37:15+00:00

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible

By >P. L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. April 3, 2015 | Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetics (Betsy L. Angert). The guilty verdict in the Atlanta cheating scandal seems to be a logical conclusion to the “bad” teacher myth confronted nearly five years ago by [...]

From “Bad” Teachers to Teachers as Cheaters: The Burden of the Impossible2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00

School Reform Fails the Test

How can our schools get better when we’ve made our teachers the problem and not the solution? During the first wave of what would become the 30-year school reform movement that shapes education policy to this day, I visited good public school classrooms across [...]

School Reform Fails the Test2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

Florida Stakes Are Mighty High

By Kathleen Oropeza | Originally Published at The Edvocate October 23, 2014 | Graphic; Wrath of Testing Robert Rendo Florida politicians, Governor Scott and his appointed Board of Education expect every parent to rely on blind faith and believe that their child’s test score is true. Our [...]

Florida Stakes Are Mighty High2016-11-29T17:37:33+00:00

Why To Change The Way We Talk About Education

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | Illustration Credit; The Blind Elephant Collective Jessica Tobin Sometimes when you get enough people beating on the outside of a building, those sitting comfortably on the inside start to feel [...]

Why To Change The Way We Talk About Education2016-11-29T17:37:33+00:00

The Miracle That Never Was – More Bad News for New Orleans School Children

Photograph; Prekindergartners at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans practice singing "Jingle Bell Rock" in preparation for their upcoming holiday show. | Christopher Powers/Education Week There are Miracles that never were and those that flourish unabated. Who could [...]

The Miracle That Never Was – More Bad News for New Orleans School Children2016-11-29T17:37:35+00:00