“Personalized learning” using technology to pace lessons as each student masters content is the right idea, but so far, nobody’s cracked the code.
A nationally famous school funding case can proceed to trial, the Penn. Supreme Court ruled. The decision could affect schools everywhere.
US Ed Sec’y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a “mundane malaise” that hasn’t been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?
The public school privatization argument is worth talking about—if only to bust the myth that it will solve all our problems. It won’t even come close.
Support for charter schools and some other “school choice” initiatives has declined a bit, notably among black and Hispanic populations.
A new Japanese animé film reminds me of the whole voucher-privatization debate for public schools: an identity crisis.
There are, to be sure, real issues facing America. But the present debate has caused lawmakers to lose focus and move away from actual solutions.
Another voucher bill goes down in the state legislature, this time in Oklahoma. Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay! Yeeow!
Vouchers, which send public money to private schools, are in for a battle, and some news commentators say a battle line has been drawn.
Voxitatis is seeking comments on a way to assess the quality of education provided by schools that is based on more than a standardized test score.