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Fight Back Against Fundamentally Flawed Regulations

By Melanie Shoffner, Rebecca Powell, Anne Elrod Whitney, and Don Zancanella In today’s environment of school accountability and high-stakes testing, teachers are constantly labeled as uncaring, unprepared, and ineffective. Patently unqualified corporations, millionaires and profit-driven businesses are invited to “solve” educational issues, while patently qualified teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers are excluded from the…

Proposed Regulations Bad for Kids, Teachers, and Schools

by Anne Elrod Whitney, Ph.D. Report cards may sound simple and harmless. But the “report cards” for teacher education programs that were recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Education are a bad idea. They, and the proposed new federal rules of which they are a part, could do tremendous damage to schools, to colleges,…