The Gadfly Daily’s week in review
March 03, 2012
Here’s a quick look around at what Fordham’s bloggers had to
say this week:
simply assume that poor performance implies inadequate funding, and that
layering more money on top of failing systems will improve student
outcomes,” wrote Stretching the School Dollar’s Chris Tessone in his analysis
of a New Hampshire
bill to limit the courts’ role in school funding decisions.
many existing scholarship programs that award an attractive dollar tax
credit for every dollar in contributions, Virginia would allow individuals
and businesses to write off only 65 cents for every dollar they donate to
a nonprofit scholarship organization,” noted Adam Emerson in his Choice
of the Old Dominion State’s new tax credit scholarship program.
question is not whether student achievement data should be used
as one of several measures of teacher effectiveness, but rather how those
data should be used and who is ultimately in the driver’s seat,”
argued Kathleen Porter-Magee in her Common Core Watch essay
against “principal-proofing” schools.
idea behind gaming is to involve students in the learning process, which
is probably teacher’s most difficult challenge,” explained Mike Lafferty
on the Ohio Gadfly Daily, in his article
on the use of computer games in math instruction.
you rather have a child you care about in a class of 28 with a highly
effective teacher or a class of 23 with a mediocre teacher? Following the
President's advice is a recipe for the latter,” warned Checker Finn in his
on President Obama’s recommendation that states “get more teachers into
national curriculum is great; a nationalized one is not. And there’s a
difference,” observed Board’s Eye View’s Peter Meyer in his reflection
on criticisms of the Common Core.
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