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
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
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?
There has been much to say about education policy makers not really being experts. We also are in a time where easy access to information has inflated many to think they are experts. Reminded me of one the most influential articles I have read the past three years–“The Death of Expertise.” At the end of … Continue reading Education policy wonks versus experts
Prufrock measured his life in coffee spoons. You can measure yours in Youtube videos. They now profess that a billion hours are watched–a day. You can also let the Atlantic help remind you of markers during your lifespan using their interactive timeline based off your birthdate.
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.