Merit Pay: The Issues People Ignore

I wanted to share my response to journalist Nicholas Kristof in his The New York Times article, Paying Teachers More, which also advocated tying teacher salaries to student performance (i.e., merit pay). Minor adjustments were made below from my original submitted comment: Your views tends to be typical of those that do not appear to […]

Creating A Culture of Education (Part 2): Teacher or Parent Accountability?

Public discussion of education overwhelmingly focuses on teachers, but the problem is that this perspective neglects a more important factor, that of the role of parents and the family. So why are all reform policies aimed squarely at schools and teachers? The broader picture is being missed.