Indiana shares data around school choice/vouchers


With one of the largest school voucher program’s in the nation, Indiana released their annual report covering participation and payments. The Indianapolis Star offers the report touts a savings. “For example, a new calculation compares this year’s estimated $146 million cost of school vouchers — also known as choice scholarships — to the hypothetical cost … Continue reading Indiana shares data around school choice/vouchers

Links around personalized learning


Personalized learning is grabbing attention, but there needs to be some thought behind how it is implemented in schools. The current high-stakes testing culture could push some bad uses including the wrong race of teacher against machine. Other educators are warning that their is a difference between personal learning and personalized learning, with the difference being … Continue reading Links around personalized learning

Who is vouching for school vouchers?


I am neither pro or anti voucher even though there is strong visceral feelings and image signaling from educators around this topic. I wonder if it is only treating a symptom of our education disease and that external factors like the internet and population growth have created a dynamic that will far more transform public education. Mostly, I am … Continue reading Who is vouching for school vouchers?

Question the effectiveness of homework and flossing.


You do not need to have a post-modern disposition to question the effectiveness of homework. You likely did as an eight grader and as the parent of an eighth grader late on a Wednesday night. Alfie Kohn has taken the no-homework charge for some time and the message even began to go mainstream.It looks like the … Continue reading Question the effectiveness of homework and flossing.