- Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America | Vanity Fair – Let's be clear: It's not about the restaurant. – (review trump )
- Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching | the becoming radical – Proficiency is adherence to the rubric, as competency is adherence to the rules. But when rubrics are mandated, when their use is made a required part of evaluation, then the mandators are over-extending their reach into teaching and learning. I'm looking at you, HLC.
> Rubrics, they argue, ultimately fail complex human behaviors such as writing. While rubrics facilitate statistical aspects of measuring human behaviors (such as teaching and learning), by doing so, they also tend to erode the quality of the very behaviors being measured.
> As a writing teacher, I can confirm Wilson’s and Kohn’s critiques that student writing conforming to a rubric and thus deemed “proficient” or “excellent” can be and often is quite bad writing. Rubric-based labels such as “proficient” reflect compliance to the rubric, not writing quality. – (rubrics educationasproduct assessment_as_sham assessment )
- It’s Trump’s America now. Time to get over our attachment to facts | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian – What you assert bites back. – (polemic politics rhetoric )
- Google form fiction (at least, one assumes it is fiction) – via jill – (digitalhumanities )
- elearnspace › Remaking education in the image of our desires – Whose desires? Not mine. But when Siemens speaks, I listen, and I admire the moderate tone he takes in his comments on entrepreneurial reform of ed. But I wonder if the money boys need a public whacking, as in a comment by Lisa Lane: "So it shouldn’t be surprising that teachers and students are not the focus here – they are the obstacles to creating the quality product. Besides, after over a century of public education, surely they had their chance."