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Nov 22 2011

How I’d Fix TFA

Two posts ago, I wrote my most widely read post of all time (nearly 12,000 hits) about how upset I am with the current ‘direction’ TFA is headed in. In case you are wondering, I do not ever get contacted by anyone in TFA to beg me to stop. I really don’t think they see…

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This is a copy of a great post from Education Week. The original can be found here In the past few weeks, Philip Kovacs has taken a public stance in Huntsville, Alabama, raising questions about the school district’s decision to invest significant resources in bringing Teach For America interns to that city. This is a…

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Nov 13 2011

Protected: unpublished blog post

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Perhaps the most controversial issue in Ed Reform is whether or not it is fair to tie teacher evaluation to their ‘performance’ as defined by reformers as how their students do on standardized exams.  Since even reformers acknowledge that teachers aren’t able to take students from a low starting score to any absolute target of…

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