How the education reform agenda takes its cues from bad management philosophy—and ignores what actually works in business
Efforts to reform California’s governing system often focus on one or two ideas that can be turned into ballot initiatives. Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s Think Long Committee was different. Members agreed on a broader approach – offering a series of integrated proposals in seven major areas with the goal of designing a new governing system. Here are highlights of those recommendations as they apply to public and higher education--once the state's acme, now its Achilles heel.
Most principals can’t identify or explain what constitutes good teaching, much less help teachers improve, according to a new book.
The 1 in 20 truly wretched schools in America need interventions, but the 'turnaround' effort has yet to prove itself the answer.