The Answer Sheet: A Debate


Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Rebuttal: Cheating isn't networking, it's cheating

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating, Debate

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Can computers really grade essay tests?

The National Council of Teachers of English say "no," even if there is new software that says "yes."

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debate on Technology in Education, Technology in Education

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Students can't Google everything: Why knowledge matters

If you mistake advocacy for a knowledge-based curriculum as wistful nostalgia for a better time, or as "old fashioned" you just don't get it, writes Daniel Willingham, in this piece about a school reform debate in Britain that resonates here as well.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform, School Reform Debate

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013

New questions on the Common Core Standards

Here is the third post in a debate between Yong Zhao and Marc Tucker about the Common Core State Standards. In this installment, Yong Zhao takes on Tucker's support of the standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Debate, Common Core State Standards

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

How Lynn University snagged the presidential debate

How does a small, unknown university introduce its brand to 65 million people at the same time? If it is Lynn University in Florida, it snags the last presidential debate in the 2012 election campaign, and spends a year getting ready for its big moment.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama vs. Romney, Presidential Debate

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Framing education as a business

If you have any doubt that business thinking has taken over the education policy debate, take a look at these invitations from two non-profit organizations in Washington D.C., the CATO Institute and the Center for American Progress.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education as Business | Tags:  bill clinton, cato institute, center for american progress, education as business, education buzzwords, education debate, education policy, john podesta, president clinton, public education, return on investment

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Valerie vs. Jay on Teach for America, KIPP, etc.

My friend and colleague Jay Mathews, the most knowledgeable education reporter ever, challenged me to a debate. It evolved into a discussion about Teach for America. Here it is.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  education programs, education schools, jay mathews, kipp, mathews strauss debate, teach for america, teach for america debate, teacher education, teachers, valerie strauss