I’m a high school teacher. I have a friend who’s a cop. We’ve joked for years that whenever a story of child sex abuse makes it to the news, the perpetrator is always a cop, a teacher, or a preacher. It’s usually not a Department of Education official: A high-ranking official in New York City’s Department of Education was arrested on Sunday in Wisconsin and accused of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, according to police officials there.
David A. Hay, the d
If it’s a secret to the rest of the world, it’s not a secret to America’s teachers–school discipline is getting worse and worse. In California, K-8 students cannot be suspended for defiance, and the move to high schools is not far behind. In fact, suspending students for any reason is frowned upon by the powers that be. Now state legislators, in their wisdom, have condemned elementary school teachers and the well-behaved students — black, white, Latino, Asian, whatever — to
Forbes has an excellent “decade retrospective” on education reform and suggests where we might look for results in the next decade: Now that the decade is coming to a close, there’s a small flurry of retrospection. One conservative commentator, calling the 2010s “ed reform’s lost decade,” advises those aiming to reduce poverty to focus instead on initiatives like “incentivizing work.” A progressive responds that he sees “a lot of good things happening” in ed reform, but they’
The table above is based on some of the items in the list “For every 100 girls….” that I featured last April on CD here. The list was originally created by Tom Mortenson in 2011 and I updated the list earlier this year. Special thanks to Gale Pooley for helping create the table. Link here.