Philadelphia teachers are being offered a new contract with a 13% pay cut, among other goodies. In NYC, as a result of the Triborough Agreement, the terms of our old contract remain in force until and unless we sign a new one.
In case you're still wondering what our impending junk science evaluations entail, here's a VAM primer.
Upstart MORE caucus has a new campaign video.
Diane Ravitch explains why she cannot support the Common Core standards. My favorite question:
Would the Federal Drug Administration approve the use of a drug with no trials, no concern for possible harm or unintended consequences?
Award-winning Rockville Centre principal Carol Burris also has grave concerns about Common Core.
Meet Eli Broad and friends.
A psychologist is puzzled by the misadventures of US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Microsoft mogul Bill Gates. (Has anyone ever seen Arne speak while Bill drank a glass of water?)
In our brave new educational world, will teachers be reprimanded for assigning books?
Finally, I adore Reality-based Educator's take on the forgotten-but-not-gone Cathie Black.