Education Tax Credit Scholarships, Part IV

We continue our discussion of Education Tax Credit Scholarships (Part I, Part II, Part III) with a further review of “The Public Education Tax Credit” December 5, 2007 by Adam B. Schaeffer, Cato Institute. Many school choice supporters prefer targeted programs over...

It’s Not An Easy Time To Be A Teacher, Part IV

We finish up the last of our four part series (Part I, Part II, Part III) with “Giving Kids the Chaff; How to Find and Keep the Teachers We Need” by Marie Gryphon, Cato Policy Analysis No. 579, September 25, 2006.  This entire paper is excellent and very much worth...

It’s Not An Easy Time To Be A Teacher, Part III

We continue with part three (part I & Part II) of our series with a few snippets from the NY Times article, “Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain” by Annie Lowery, January 6, 2012 (warning today’s information is a bit technical): The paper [The...

It’s Not An Easy Time To Be A Teacher, Part II

We continue yesterday’s posting with a few snippets from “Blame Game: Let’s Talk Honestly About Bad Teachers; Removing the lowest performing educators would pay big dividends, but saying so invites charges of “teacher bashing” by Andrew Rotherham October...

It’s Not An Easy Time To Be A Teacher

After remaining basically the same for 150+/- years the world of teaching is changing.  Theories in pedagogy have evolved, but with globalization and the invent of computers our access to and our ability to study and process large amounts of data are giving us...

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