Public-education reform in the nation’s capital
“The more we can simplify things, the better.”
The presidential candidate’s claims are “ridiculous,” “far-fetched,” and “fantastically naive”
An interview with Bob Wise, who served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his recent departure.
An interview with Matthew Kraft, an assistant professor of education and economics at Brown University who has researched teacher evaluation reform extensively.
The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.
Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation
The new generation of teacher evaluations have the potential to strengthen instruction, make teaching more attractive work, and raise student achievement on a wide scale—if states and school districts stay the course on reform.