Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson is an educator, eduction blogger and award-winning historian.  His commentary pieces can be found on the Huffington Post.  This piece can be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/why-wont-arne-duncan-and_b_6542854.html Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality? Democrats who support test-driven reform are showcasing a kinder, gentler soundbite to defend the indefensible. No…

The High-Stakes Testing/Common Core Connection to New Teacher Ed. Regulations

Nancy Bailey was a special education for many years. She left teaching due to the current reforms that are taking over the nation’s classrooms. She is now an education blogger and author, writing about the teaching profession and public schools that are critically important to the future of America and its children. Her book is…

Should the Federal Government Be Determining How States Evaluate Teachers?

Education Blogger Jan Resseger on whether the federal government should be determining how states evaluate teachers… Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, held another hearing this week on the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2002 called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).…