At the beginning of the year, a student told me that he didn't believe that our public schools are more segregated than they were in the years following Brown. This in-depth article in The Atlantic proves it's true. I wish they'd focus more on the ways in which de facto segregation have affected students in other parts of the country rather than assuming we have a regional problem, but it's an important read nonetheless.
I missed this important debate in the New York Times about parents opting their kids out of testing. I look forward to thinking about the implications of those choices.
The American Statistical Association came out against the value-added method of evaluating teachers based on their students' test scores on the grounds that the data provided by standardized tests doesn't actually measure teachers' contributions to student learning.
Finally, I got to guest blog at the Curry Blog last week. Thanks, Curry folks!
Have a great weekend! Try not to grade too many papers.