- Frederick Hess argues that current teacher pension plans make it more difficult to boost teacher quality.
- Richard Whitmire defends college admissions processes that favor boys, athletes and children of donors.
- At a district rezoning meeting, a DOE official insisted that there are enough seats in District 2 schools.
- Gordon Macinnes wonders what data the city will use to evaluate teachers of subjects with no tests.
- Pittsburgh is trying to raise revenue by taxing student tuition.
- If Dr. Seuss were still alive, he might write books called “Oh! The Tests You’ll Take,” says Richard Kessler.
- Arne Duncan said that to make a difference, we need to reduce class sizes for low-income students to 15.
- How old is too old to believe in Santa? And is it the teacher’s job to burst the bubble? Ruben wonders.
- Diane Ravitch says that NYC and Chicago show that schools should not be run like businesses.
Remainders: Arne Duncan weighs in on class size
By Maura Walz