Business is well equated with terms like ‘productivity’, ‘efficiency’, ‘return on investment’, and ‘evolving practices.’ Unfortunately, these aren’t the terms that necessarily come to mind when speaking about our education system.
Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers has recently proposed the creation of a bar exam for teachers with the intention of elevating the quality of the teaching profession
New international test results indicate that the United States is still lagging behind many of our competitors in education. The latest data was released by the International Study Center at Boston College in two reports—the Trends in Internatio
The teachers unions are at it again, this time in Louisiana. Earlier this year, Governor Bobby Jindal proposed some bold education reforms, which were passed by lawmakers. One such reform is the implementation of a statewide school voucher program.
Regardless of how you might feel about the outcome of the Presidential election, the sheer scope and size of running such a campaign is absolutely remarkable. With moving pieces all over the map and variables galore, you cannot help but be impressed by anyone—whether it was George W.
By Kelly Reynolds
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.
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