Via crooksandliars, the NEA is promising a three point plan for “true education reform,” whatever the hell that means. The plan hinges on improving the professional status of teachers, which is great. And a lot of it is focused on evaluating teachers and candidates.  Every teacher candidate should pass a rigorous classroom-based performance assessment at […]

I still find it troubling that a private citizen like Bill Gates has so much influence on public policy. Don’t we live in a democracy? Well, I can already answer that question: no, it’s a sham democracy. In any case, a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal on Gates’ edreform efforts reveals some of […]