Missing Links – 05/08/2013

1. Teacher Pay Raises Slowed During Recession. If we’re not increasing compensation, it mostly doesn’t make sense to increase “accountability”.

2. Bill Sponsored By StudentsFirst “Reformer of the Year” Doesn’t Put All Students First. Illustrates the perils of naming your organization something as self-serving as “StudentsFirst”.

3. “Every state sets the cutoff score on its teacher-licensing tests below the mean of test-takers, according to federal data“. Good, concise analysis from Stephen Sawchuk.

4. Transgender student will be allowed to wear boy’s graduation gown in PA. It’s not clear why they need different gowns in the first place.

5. Understanding evolution through antibiotic-resistant meat at the grocery store.

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