Ohio Chasing Kentucky Ed Fads

I must admit I was shocked to read today’s Kentucky Enquirer opinion piece, “A bid to remake Ohio schools.” It’s loaded with “stuff” like, “An “evidence-based” approach to develop new teaching formats” “Interdisciplinary “project-based” learning” “Teaching to “foster creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving” “Real-life skills” Wow! It sounds so forward thinking –…

CATSfusion About Scoring

Probably without fully understanding what they were writing, the Times Leader Online reports on January 23, 2009 that, “A state recalibration of school district scores under the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System puts the local district closer to a goal of 100 percent student proficiency by 2014.” Imagine that. By the stroke of a pen, suddenly…