The Answer Sheet: IDEA

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Did Matt Damon write this?

April Fool’s or for real?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  An Idea

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Why video cameras and teacher evaluation do not mix

Here's why one veteran educator thinks Bill Gates' plan to videotape teachers in their classrooms makes no sense.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Gates, Bill Gates' Big New Idea, Teacher Evaluation

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013

A bad idea in D.C. on school reform -- and a sharp response (update)

The belief that this process should start with a team of lawyers and not end with one speaks to a fundamental missed opportunity.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'Stop Hunting and Ask the Crowd', A Bad Idea, D.C. Public Schools, School Reform

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Jon Stewart ridicules bill linking welfare to good grades

Jon Stewart takes aim at legislation in Tennessee to take away welfare payments from families whose kids don't do well.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Really Bad Idea, Jon Stewart

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Tennessee lawmaker wants to cut welfare benefits for bad report cards

There seems to be no end to the number of wacky school reform ideas. Now a Tennessee state senator wants to cut welfare payments to families whose kids get really bad report cards and test scores.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idea Gets an 'F', School Reform

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Where Kline stands on education policy

The man expected to be the new chairman of the House's education committee has some strong opinions about policy: He immensely dislikes No Child Left Behindy, but wants the Disabilities Education Act fully funded.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress | Tags:  112th congress, IDEA, arne duncan, charter schools, congress, education committee, education policy, gop takeover, gop victory, house education and labor committee, john kline, midterm elections, nclb, no child left behind, president obama, race to the top, rep. john kline, republican victory, special ed, special education