teacher quality Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described a very different approach to holding teachers accountable for the quality of their work than the approach now dominant in the United States.  The strategy I have in mind is based on professional—as opposed to blue-collar—models...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effect of test-based accountability and the current vogue of using value added methods for teacher evaluation on the profession of teaching.  But I also acknowledged the need for strong accountability systems in public education. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I pointed to the data that shows that, after 10 years of federal education policies based on test-based accountability, there has been no perceptible improvement in student performance among high school students (which, when you get right down...

Cross-posted from Education Week Those of you who make it your business to follow the PISA survey reports know that, in 2010, the first year that PISA reported results for Shanghai, China, this megalopolis of 23 million souls came out on the top of the world's...

Cross-posted from Education Week I read a news story the other day that made my heart sink.  It was written by a professor in a business school at a public university.  He told a tale in which his colleagues agreed that the writing skills of their...