Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted from Education Week Yes, illogic is a word, which my dictionary defines as the "quality of lacking logic."  Let me count the ways. Not so long ago, the critics derided school administrators for failing to evaluate their teachers.  The research, they said, made it abundantly plain...

Cross-posted from Education Week They're at it again in New York City.  When Mayor Bloomberg came in, his education chancellor, Joel Klein, blessed Balanced Literacy—the program backed by Columbia University scholar Lucy Calkins, not the general philosophy of reading by the same name—as the official reading...

Cross-posted from Education Week War appears to be imminent.  A California judge has ruled that tenure, seniority rights and other core provisions of the typical teachers' contract are unconstitutional in the state, because they subvert students' constitutional right to competent teachers.  The teachers will, we presume,...