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Class Struggle: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

Jaime Escalante, Alfie Kohn, John Taylor Gatto, Frank Smith (part 2)

This is the second part of my guest columnist California high school English teacher Jerry Heverly's imagined conversation with four great education experts. Scroll down this blog for last week's first part, which introduce Heverly and four real people whom, as far as we know, never met except in Heverly's imagination.

By Jay Mathews  |  August 5, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Trends  | Tags: Alfie Kohn, California English teacher Jerry Heverly's imagined conversation with education experts Jaime Escalante, John Taylor Gatto and Frank Smith  
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Best blog by far on D.C. test scores

Retired D.C. teacher G.F. Brandenburg is savage toward D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, whom I highly regard. But there is no substitute for his analysis of what is happening with D.C. achievement scores, and the ways they are being used for various political purposes.

By Jay Mathews  |  August 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: GFBrandenburg's Blog best on D.C. test scores, blog necessary to understand D.C. schools, how hard it is for a teacher to see what's on the test, why the elementary school gains were mostly in one year  
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