Federal Fig Leaf or Flexibility? (by Ted Rebarber)

/
As the fight over the national Common Core academic standards…

What Anti-Common Core Activism in Tennessee Portends

/
Across the country, from Florida to Michigan, Colorado to Alabama,…

Advice to the President and Arne Duncan

/
In 2009, Pres. Obama effectively used the “bully pulpit”…

Students in which states are climbing the highest?

/
Reformers in other states, even ones with a sharp eye on keeping costs down, would do well to look at Massachusetts as much and, frankly, even more than Florida.

Don't Count Your Chickens Before Elections: Tony Bennett's Defeat in Indiana

/
In what you might call a “count your chickens before they…

Fallout from election 2012 on education

/
You can summarize the fallout of the elections on schools…

Indiana's airball on national education standards

/
Basketball fans will remember the scene from the epic 1986…

Huck, Jim and our interest in education

/
Twain famously noted that the difference between the right…

Waiting for the candidates to debate education

/
There are many lessons to learn from this year’s two major…

An expert's view of national standards' focus on non-fiction texts

/
(Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times) The Common Core national…

The SCOTUS ruling's impact on education policy

/
Internet traffic has been especially heavy for the past 32…

Perspectives on the Romney education plan

/
A round-up of various perspectives on Governor Romney's education…

The wrong lesson on national standards

/
Dear David, Congratulations on becoming the new head of the…

Romney and Obama tussle on education

/
So let the games begin. Finally, the presidential candidates…

Self-dealing among education officials

/
I’m conflicted about how to say this. Getting stuff done…

Conflicts of Interest in MA's adoption of national standards

/
“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because…

Handwaving away opposition to the national standards

/
Periodically, over at the Fordham blog, Checker Finn does his…

Mandatory Volunteerism

/
The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of middle…

Moving the Goalposts on NCLB

/
Massachusetts and nine other states made news last week by…

Rise of the Zune Monopolists

/
"Understand, I am not for monopoly when we can help it,”…

National standards will define local curricula

/
I don’t know why (well, actually, I do) the national standards…

Myths about National Standards: Myth #2

/
The French painter, poet, novelist, director, etc., Jean Cocteau…

Myths About National Standards: Myth #1

/
Being half Greek and long a admirer of Classical Antiquity,…

What will adoption of national standards cost Massachusetts schools?

/
It’s always struck me as odd that with all the talk about…

Halloween, Headless Horsemen and Literature in our Schools

/
The Headless Horseman, painting by John Quidor. In this season…

What if Bill Gates rewarded results?

/
Last winter, two things clarified my views on the utility of…

National standards' process and substance abuse

/
For a while it looked like all of thinking Washington was gaga…

Arne Duncan gets sent to the principal's office

/
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan is losing his allies fast.…