Social and emotional learning could push us to view children as trauma victims and teachers as therapists.
SEL is sensible in its own right and a healthy corrective to some of the excesses of the No Child Left Behind era. But I’ve spent lots of years watching good ideas go south.
The case for SEL must not become an excuse to diminish attention to academic skills and knowledge or serve to deflect educators from the centrality of academic instruction.
My Tech High partners with innovative public school districts to offer tuition-free, home-centered education programs to 5,000 students, primarily in Utah.
On occasion, policymakers have won through on once-unpopular proposals. But this requires diligence, constancy, and principle—traits the Trump administration seems to lack.
Lynette Guastaferro is the CEO of Teaching Matters, which currently serves 237 urban schools. I recently talked with Lynette about the subsidiary program Early Reading Matters and efforts to improve how we teach reading skills.
Senator Kamala Harris, a serious contender for the Democratic presidential nod, has just proposed to have Uncle Sam boost teacher pay by $315 billion over the next decade. It’s a bold idea, but also a bad one.
The felonious conduct in the college admissions scandal is distinctly different from good parents trying to help their kids.
For those who think a meaningful school reform coalition can and must encompass those who have good-faith disagreements about economic policy, immigration, and the “woke” agenda, finding a way to rethink these litmus tests represents both a challenge and an opportunity.
Two years ago, the Supreme Court declared that Trinity Lutheran church had been unjustly denied access to a publicly funded school service program. Now, Betsy DeVos is applying the same logic to federal law.