Tuesday, October 16, 2012

And another article pointing to the myth of charter school success


By the way, 80% of charter schools in Michigan are for-profit


Why the Market Theory of Education Reform Doesn't Work

This article may surprise you.  Please read it because it speaks directly to the very core of Lansing's reform politics.


Protests against standardized testing are sweeping the nation


Why Teacher Evaluations Shouldn't Rest on Student Test Scores


Some recommendations on reform that actually make sense, for a change

 "Democracy Left Behind: How recent education reforms undermine local school governance and democratic education"
This is heavy reading, but well-worth the time.  With our state poised to dismantle locally controlled education completely with Rep. Lyons' mega choice bill and the Oxford Foundation's similar charge to create a legislative platform for the Governor's "any place at any pace" agenda, this article could not be any more timely.


confused about the ballot proposals?

  Here is a fairly comprehensive analysis of the ballot proposals issued by the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Judge calls state pension law unconstitutional