Don’t Believe the Political BS About Public Schools

Recently, a political operative masquerading as an expert on education unleashed the following in the social-mediaverse…   “Today, 606,000 Texas children will sit in D and F rating (sic) schools, were (sic) they are not learning to read or do math at grade level. Is this fair to them? Do they deserve a choice? 1,279…

Top LYS Tweets – October 1, 2018

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.   The most important thing I learned in Kindergarten today. First,…

The Third (of Many) Problem with the A-F School Rating System

Last week I wrote that the Texas School Accountability System in its current form is designed to further an anti-public school agenda. There are a host of reasons why this is the case, but today I will focus on only one… Value Added Performance   The Anti-Public School Politician needs a school’s accountability system to…

The Second (of Many) Problem with the A-F School Rating System

Earlier this week, I wrote that the Texas School Accountability System in its current form is morally flawed.   Again, this from a person who believes that school accountability done correctly is good for the profession.   Here is why I know this is the system is morally flawed.   The bureaucrats defending the system…

The First (of Many) Problem with the A-F School Rating System

Yesterday, I wrote that the Texas School Accountability System in its current form is intellectually dishonest.   And, just to remind everybody, I’m a school accountability advocate.   Here is the reason why “intellectually dishonest” is more a statement of fact and less an opinion.   First, there is a significant positive correlation between a…

The Texas A-F School Rating System

This Summer, school leaders is Texas wanted to know if I had an opinion on the Texas A-F School Ranking System. The short answer… Yes, I do.   The longer answer: The Texas A-F Rating system is an intellectually dishonest, morally flawed system. It has been built to further an anti-public school agenda. And it…
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