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Remainders: Vague promises of NCLB flexibility enticing states

  • States are lining up for NCLB flexibility even though the rules and benefits are vague. (Politics K-12)
  • Joel Klein’s NewsCorp links date to 1997, when he okayed a deal that raised antitrust flags. (Daily Intel)
  • An assessment of the city’s ATR plan is that it provides opportunities but no guarantees. (NYC ATR)
  • A rundown of the state’s conflicting messages on test integrity. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • On the city’s progress reports, many “F” schools actually outperformed other schools. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • Peter Goodman: Bloomberg’s stalling on teacher evals is working against his interests. (Ed in the Apple)
  • A city parent explains why she wishes she could quit her preschool’s PTA, and why she hasn’t. (Babble)
  • A roundup of the research on class size, an issue that parents often put first. (Salon)
  • Some mentor teachers come as an assignment and others are discovered. (Coach G’s Teaching Tips)
  • A new teacher reports he needs more help than a 3-year-teacher mentor can give. (Pissed Off Teacher)
  • Comparing the financial system’s cracks to education incentives, and proposing a fix. (James Boutin 1, 2)
  • Arguing that the AFT and the NEA are corporate education reform machines, too. (Dropout Nation)
  • On principle, a principal outlines his objections to for-profit schools. (Practical Theory)