The Answer Sheet: School Reformers


Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

How the public is deceived about 'highly qualified teachers'

The federal government is continuing to support a practice of putting the least-prepared teachers in the highest need classrooms -

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By Politicians and School Reformers, Teachers

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Jeb Bush's disdain for public education

It's always useful to know where other people are coming from so we can thank Jeb Bush for making it so easy to understand where he stands.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  He Doesn't Hide It, Jeb Bush, School Reformers

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Meier: White knights and false villains in education

Prominent education reformer Deborah Meier writes: "We're now entering the age when "tough love" is the plot when it comes to teachers and parents. Only it's they who we need to be tough on. It's all those smart young people who went into teaching in the late 1960s and '70s (some to avoid the draft) with their permissive spoiled-brat histories who become the villains of the new wave of school-based romances. Neither tough-love imposed by elite Ivy League grads nor the generous-love imposed by elite draft-dodgers—forgive the unfair labels—will do."

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Deborah Meier, Deborah Meier, Deborah Meier | Tags:  deb meier, deborah meier, diane ravitch, ivy league, school reform, school reformers, tough love, waiting for superman

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2010

How ed reformers push the wrong theory of learning -- Brady

A veteran educator and curriculum expert explains why today's education reformers are operating under the wrong theory of learning.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum | Tags:  joel klein and schools, marion brady, michael bloomberg and schools, new progressives, school curriculum, school reformers

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Reformers: Stop doing these 4 things

An expert on classroom instruction explains the four things school leaders have to stop doing immediately to improve teaching and student achievement.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning | Tags:  block scheduling, great instruction, improving classroom instructions, john o'connor, mistakes in education reform, school reformers