Max Marchitello on teacher pensions and California’s fiscal shell game.
The other day we talked about changes in OCR policy at the Department of Education. Here’s more on that from Shep Melnick and also Mike Petrilli. And here’s an interesting debate/discussion about race and the constitution.
Dana Goldstein on student diversity in Dallas.
This idea that Betsy DeVos is the worst cabinet official is ludicrous and cheap. She may have the best/worst name recognition, but while I’ve been pretty critical of her I’m having a hard time thinking that thus far she’s the “worst.” EPA, the mess at Justice, a total failure on infrastructure and a laughable budget, just for starters? Besides, I suspect most people can’t name most cabinet officials anyway.
Audrey, what do you think about the ed tech hype?
I mean, good fucking luck teaching students to resist “fake news” if educators and ed-tech folks happily repeat this sort of stuff
— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) June 21, 2017
CCSSO principles to inform school improvement systems.
Checker Finn has been vocal lately. Here he pushes back on SEL. And here on some new charter school ideas. Also check out Charlie Barone on Finn and the SEL issue.
Hess on parents.
Here’s an awkward question:
What’s the matter with Kansas?