A *Substantial* Debate on Education Reform

A discussion of the reform efforts in DC public schools that actually has some substance instead of only fire and fury.

This morning, 11/17/2017, after following a circuitous path through biased and inflammatory articles on the World Wide Web, I ran across a blog post on reform efforts in the Washington, D.C. public schools and was so impressed by its balanced coverage that I had to call it to the attention of my readers.

WARNING – the blog article above summarizes an ongoing factional debate that has played out in The Washington Monthly.   This publication claims to be an independent voice, but I should note that it receives funding from various foundations that have a stake in the education reform debate.  The debates raging around standardized testing, incentive pay for teachers, etc., are so emotionally charged, one must always carefully consider the motives of publishers.

Please read the summary article first, but then, if you have any interest in this topic, I strongly encourage you to spend the time and read the Washington Monthly and other articles that are referenced therein.

It will be “educational!”

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Author: David Kristofferson

Retired scientist, teacher, bioinformatician, IT director, software product manager, AAAS Fellow, avid cyclist (7690 miles and 724,300 feet of climbing in 2015), backpacker, you name it! Current avocation is tutoring high school students near San Mateo, CA in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Please see the Bio link in the right sidebar for my detailed background information.

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