Veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo has found what he says are school reform and classroom management lessons from Pope Francis. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA., has written five books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has his own popular resource-sharing blog.Read full article >>
From 2013, in no particular order, with a bonus at the end.
Jon Stewart ridicules preschool critics -- 3/7/13Read full article >>
California Gov. Jerry Brown has been out front for some time as a strong critic of the standardized-testing obsession that has come to dominate the school reform movement. He has even refused to give in to threats by Education Secretary Arne Duncan to withhold some federal Title 1 funds -- intended to help poor children receive an education — if Brown went ahead with plans to suspend most of the state’s standardized-testing program in 2014. The governor’s decision made infinite sense: The tests the state currently uses no longer reflect the new Common Core-aligned curriculum, so he would rather not force kids to take an utterly pointless exam.Read full article >>