Take a few minutes out from polishing your resume for Commerce Secretary to:
Get the latest on the KIPP – union situation in New York City from the Mind of Medina in today’s Times . Background on all that here.
Learn about another school organizing situation: This one in Scranton with Catholic schools.
Wonder if education politics really are starting to change?
Contemplate how irrational our teacher licensing and credentialing regimes are given what the research keeps showing (pdf). The issue is not the common complaint that reformers think anyone can teach. That’s nonsense. The issue is that we do a really lousy job identifying and training good teachers in this country despite spending billions on it annually. And we don’t learn from other models.
Read new research on the Philly school experiment with for-profit providers.
Worry because the Commodore says the states are in bad fiscal shape.