The CRT Debate Is Not About Trust, It’s About Curriculum

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.–Let those materials be moulded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws A. Lincoln, 1837 …

Recessions And Teacher Hiring, Plus Webinars And Reopening Chaos!

Here’s a new look at that with possibly timely implications. Seems like on school reopening if there is any discernible trend it’s a trend away from live instruction toward remote, so districts pulling back. Update: For example…. Back to school was going to be fluid and chaotic *before* it became a nationalized political circus…https://t.co/XR302HoixH@The74 — …

Tax Policy And Teacher Shortages, Plus Ward On Culture, CREDO On Ohio, Kettleman On Reading, Pearson Sells, More!

We released our annual report today, look back at some of what we did at Bellwether in 2018. Lynne Graziano on an amazing school leader. Tresha Ward on school culture and tools to help school leaders think about culture intentionally. Ryan Frailich on the myth of the gold plated teacher pension. Max Marchitello on how longer life expectancy …

Barth Challenges Higher Ed, VA Teacher Data Lawsuit, Pensions Challenge IL, Cruz On Edu, Richmond On Equity, Today In Education Political Counterfactuals, And More. Plus Free Willie!

This video might teach you something about pensions – and it’s must-watch for teachers. New DQC report on student data. Richard Barth calls on colleges to get serious about helping low-income students get a leg up: Imagine if leaders at 40 of the most selective colleges in the country stepped up, with a commitment to …

When The Narrative Doesn’t Fit: Trump And Education Reform Or CIA Dogs And Discipline, Internships, Karim Ani On OER And Bryce Harper, Magee, Kingsland, Chalking News, Bears And Unicorns

At U.S. News I take a look at internships, should they all be paid in all sectors of the economy? Interesting! New Mexico calling out AFT on PARCC ties.* (This does seem like the kind of story the financial press would have a field day with.) Karim Kai Ani is writing letters to friends on various …

Our Irrelevant Debates – Are Teachers Overpaid?

This “everyone is saying teachers are overpaid” meme has quickly gained traction among the credulous.  You can apparently attract celebrities like John Stewart and Matt Damon to rallies by playing the mom card and telling them that people are saying teachers are overpaid and it’s important to push back on that notion.  Great, except for …