Grade changes, exit interview, first-gen collegians, teacher ed, ed tech, and more: Required Readings, 2.16.15
Happy President’s Day and Lundi Gras, readers!
We’ll start this week’s Required Readings with an opinion piece burning up the internet over the weekend: Dear Student: No, I Won’t Change the Grade You Deserve. Thoughts?
An interview with the departing leader of a large public school system in the D.C. Metro area emphasizes the importance of information literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Australian education reforms seek proof of evidence-based teaching training.
Caveat emptor: Five questions for teachers to ask about education technology.
Finally, we have two unique arguments by lawmakers against increases in education funding. One Mississippi legislator associated the non-need for additional funds with the distribution of “welfare crazy checks” in his community, while a Virginia representative and college professor noted that Socrates trained Plato on a rock, so “huge” education funding is not necessary.
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