Inequality Drives School Achievement Levels. Does Inequality Also Drive Education Policy?

From education blogger Jan Resseger comes; Inequality Drives School Achievement Levels. Does Inequality Also Drive Education Policy? Our society continues to become increasingly segregated not only by race but also by income—with the rich living near each other in wealthy enclaves and the poor concentrated in intergenerational ghettos.  Stanford University educational sociologist Sean Reardon documents that…

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).…

New York’s Alliance for Quality Education Urges Cuomo to Invest in Public School Equity

A post by Education Blogger Jan Resseger These days, by blaming teachers and their unions, compulsively collecting data, and pushing privatization, politicians in both political parties pretend they are addressing the very real problems that affect achievement at school—problems of child poverty, widening inequality, growing segregation by income and race, and the collapse of school…