A charter school feeds the hand that bit it

December 17, 2021

Hmong College Prep Academy


On comments: the Yes 4 Minneapolis initiative

September 8, 2021

A reader says, “No, Don Samuels doesn’t care.”


High-stakes standardized testing, this year? WTF?!!

March 3, 2021

This is quoted from an article dated a couple of weeks ago. I looked around this morning, and the administration has not pulled back. The Biden administration chose a pro-testing advocate, Ian Rosenblum of Education Trust New York, to announce the decision that states must administer the federally mandated tests this spring… Joe Biden said […]


Biden and education – who knows, yet?

December 3, 2020

I’m somewhere between progressives who are in “give the guy a chance” mode, and those who are already openly cynical about there being realistic possibilities of Pres.-elect Biden bringing about much, if any, lasting, positive change during his term(s). Nothing wrong with pushing for positives, whether you privately have any optimism that way or not. […]

High-stakes hypocrisy

April 15, 2015

One thing’s for sure: Pearson and the other testing companies’ failures won’t end up getting them degraded like the teachers, principals and schools. That kind of accountability is for everyone else.

TIF-ed off in Edina!

March 27, 2015

Feeding the buzzard

Performing feats of legerdemain

March 18, 2015

There’s a big difference between a teacher’s rating on a flawed and invalid evaluation system and her “performance.” Just don’t try and tell that to local media.


On comments

February 25, 2015

Guns and education

And along comes Terri!

February 22, 2015

Well, and Jenifer, too!

Miscellany on MLK Day

January 19, 2015

Spitting in Martin’s eye

The car salesman from Crown

December 30, 2014

You want the undercoating, right?

Let’s show our schools some love

November 10, 2014

With the midterm elections behind us, along with a local school board election that saw a geometric rise in spending, it might seem an inopportune time to discuss education policy. Then again, outside the odd hyperbole and coded language of campaigns may be just the right time and place to step back for a clearer […]