The edTPA is supposed to be a performance based assessment that can help predict the effectiveness of future teachers. For one of the best analysis of edTPA and how it correlates to effectiveness please read Peter Greene’s post from May 2016. So why kill it? Because even though Peter thoroughly dismantled the edTPA; it continues to… Read more »
“The two largest teachers unions in Massachusetts asked federal and state law enforcement officials to investigate whether large donations to a charter school ballot measure backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker violated anti-corruption rules. The request Thursday from the unions was prompted by an International Business Times/MapLight report showing that the state pension board — which Gov. Baker appoints members… Read more »
Yesterday I was interviewed on the Rick Smith show. Rick asked me to explain the national “teacher shortage.” And I said. … LISTEN!
I am desperate and have a simple request. As the November elections slowly approach please do not to put forth another status quo education agenda that just bitches about funding and then promotes ESSA (new Federal law Every Student Succeeds Act) with it’s new round of state level accountability and testing. The coming of ESSA (despite… Read more »
In case you’ve been living under a rock you might not know that my great state of Wisconsin—under the fascist like leadership of pseudo-conservatives—is subverting democracy and using the budget process to ram through oligarchic sponsored legislation. However, the slash and burn approach to anything remotely connected to public education is particularly maddening. In the… Read more »
In 2011 I posted the blog below and ticked off some of my teacher education colleagues. I received messages and notes and voice mails that proclaimed that speaking out in ways that are not “civil” does nothing but hurt our movement. Well check it out and judge for yourself. HELP! Where are all the credible… Read more »