In education, it’s pretty easy and uncomfortably common to see the finger of blame get pointed in someone else’s direction. Here’s how it usually goes: colleges blame high schools for not getting students prepared to succeed. High schools blame middle schools.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced that for the first time in 15 years, enrollment in higher education has declined.
In 2009, TNTP (formerly known as The New Teacher Project) released a report titled The Widget Effect. This report highlighted the treatment of teachers as interchangeable, like parts on an assembly line, on so-called evaluations.
By Cheryl Oldham
The National Football League (NFL) was recently engaged in a lengthy labor battle with the union that represents its referees—the National Football League Referees Association (NFLRA).