Monthly Archives: January 2016

ESSA: Ravitch asks some questions

Diane Ravitch has performed a service to everyone interested in making sense of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). She has engaged in a series of Q&A exchanges with David Cleary, who’s on the staff of Sen. Lamar Alexander, the lead … Continue reading

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Buzzwords: Education and readiness for what?

Each generation is inclined to educate its young so as to get along in the present world instead of with a view to the proper end of education: the promotion of the best possible realization of humanity as humanity. Parents … Continue reading

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ESSAy #2: Teacher qualifications

The commentary on the Every Student Succeeds Act has slackened off during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to look for and think about. Here’s something: What difference will it make to any indicator you care about, … Continue reading

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