EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

Topic 7

Topic 7: Current Issues and the Future of Education

Recommended by Larry Cuban

CCSS

See Susan Ohanian’s collection of CCSS posts

“Rotten to the (Common) Core,” James Arnold

Assorted blogs related to CCSS by P. L. Thomas

TFA

Collected research/commentaries on TFA at PEN

Assorted blog posts on TFA by P. L. Thomas

NCLB, RTTT, Opting Out of NCLB

Assorted research/commentary on accountability at PEN

Assorted blog posts on NCLB by P. L. Thomas

Blog posts on RTTT by P. L. Thomas

Charter schools

Research/commentary on charter schools (and school choice) at PEN

Numerous blog posts about charter schools by P. L. Thomas

Merit Pay

“The Folly of Merit Pay,” Education Week, September 17, 2003, Alfie Kohn

“Against ‘Competitiveness,'” Education Week, September 19, 2007, Alfie Kohn

EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

EDRD 640

Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice

EDU 115 (MayX)

The Reel World: The Depiction of Schools on Film

EDU 250/ EDRD 750

Scholarly Reading and Writing in Education

Concerned Scholars & Artists

Reclaiming Facts, Truth, Ethics

radical eyes for equity

A Critical Space - Writing by P.L. Thomas

Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care

A blog advocating for authentic writing instruction

Diane Ravitch's blog

A site to discuss better education for all

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