The War on Teachers: technology and accountability

Via commenter Susan, who sent this along with the comment “faculty need to be accountable, but not computers. . ,” In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores: The class, and the Kyrene School Districtas a whole, offer what some see as a utopian vision of education’s future. Classrooms are decked out with laptops, big interactive screens […]

America's war on teachers

Diane Ravitch tells it like it is about current “educational reform” ideas.  She nails the key issue I have with all of the educrats who are waging war on America’s teachers, this time around with the fetish of the standardized test: Tests that assess what students have learned are not intended to be, nor are they, measures of […]

Alienation and anomie about a job

Associate Professor Angela writes: Do you ever wake up in the morning 100% ready to quit your job?  Not to look for another job, but just to walk the hell away? That was me, at 7 a.m. today.  Do you have any advice on navigating mid-career? If you post this on your blog, I’m quite sure […]