Education research has problems

Head fed education researcher agrees “Far too much education research—including much of it that is done in universities—is driven by the interest and theories of the researchers themselves and not the needs and problems of practice.” “That has to change.” John Q. Easton, Director, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education Quoted in Education…

Teacher prep chaos

Education Week says a new National Research Council report shows that the best available data indicates teachers who get certified through alternative programs do just as well as teachers who come from the traditional education school route. However, the report says a lot more, and it is pretty disturbing. The main reason there are no…