Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beware Pro-Charter School “Parent” Groups

May 19, 2011 by ajehlen  
Filed under Charter Schools, Featured News, Top Stories


By Alain Jehlen Parents are among the strongest supporters of public education. So attacks by groups claiming to represent parents are particularly painful for public educators. After all, nobody becomes a parent or an educator in order to get rich. But sometimes a group that claims to represent parents actually has anti-public school activists in [...]

Does Class Size Really Matter?

April 20, 2011 by clong  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories


By Cindy Long If you’re a good teacher, the number of students in your class shouldn’t be a factor – at least according to a growing chorus of self-styled education reformers. In a recent speech to the National Governor’s Association, Bill Gates said the nation could improve education – even in an era of extreme budget [...]

NEA President, Ed Secretary Duncan Appear at Celebration

March 5, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Article by Topic, ESEA/NCLB Reform


NEW YORK — A teacher accountability system based on one student test score won’t stem problems like low student achievement or dropout rates, said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and other panelists speaking at a gathering of 8,500 education professionals here today. Boosting teacher quality – and then measuring the results – must include professional [...]