Because my “Getting Schooled” posts were so long, I wanted to take the opportunity for a concise summary of my points.  Basically, my issues with reform are this: 1.  The teachers’ unions are made out to be the biggest impediment to improvement, setting the well-being of children and the well-being of teachers against one another; 2.  The use of a single, deeply flawed metric — student standardized test scores — as the total.. Read More