Posts tagged: Teaching

Boycotting NCLB Testing

By , April 4, 2011

Here’s a list of “talking points” that Tim Slekar identified to explain why he (and many other parents) are “opting their children out” of the high-stakes testing, mandated by “No Child Left Behind,” that doesn’t serve any legitimate educational purpose.

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Perverse Incentives

By , May 7, 2010

“Perverse incentives” is a phrase I seem to use quite often, lately. We create (or accept) the perverse incentives that create the perverse outcomes we detest. Read more »

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

By , April 28, 2010

After reading some very positive reviews, I was quite disappointed with this book (The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch). While there are many good ideas in the book, it’s excruciatingly repetitive, poorly organized, and fails to persuade. Read more »

Thoughts on NOT becoming a teacher

By , April 3, 2007

April 3, 2007 — Why did I decide not to become a teacher? Read more »

Considering a Career Change: Thoughts on Becoming a Teacher

By , April 19, 2003

PLEASE NOTE: This is the first of two articles; in the second article, I describe why I chose NOT to become a teacher. Read more »

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