Michael Dunn's Blog Posts Tagged 'Reform' (5)

Public Executions or Public Education?

Public Executions or Public Education?



Cutting the Death Penalty Would Save… Continue

Added by Michael Dunn on January 5, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?





Parents are understandably frustrated with low test scores, low graduation rates and a persistent achievement gap. Many are demanding change and believe the…
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Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

KIPP Reform Schools--Teacher Sweat Shops

KIPP Reform Schools--Teacher Sweat Shops



KIPP schools are often touted as an example of how a well-designed school full of dedicated true-believer educators can trump race and class and

get low income students to succeed. This is,…
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Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Value-Added Adds Value for Corporate Vultures

Value-Added Adds Value for Corporate Vultures



The first problem with the Value Added model for teacher accountability

is that it commodifies children. In economics, value-added is the

difference between the sales price and the cost of a product. The higher

the sales price relative to the cost of production,… Continue

Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

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