This is really good. Eduwonk writes:
A few examples illustrate the head/heart clash….
*I like educational technology and am hungry for transformational ideas, yet I think ed tech and digital learning is being oversold.
*For several reasons I support giving parents more educational choices than most have today, including charter schools. But the record of charters to date is mixed (there are some obvious reasons why) and has included some surprises. On choice more generally, the most in-depth research efforts (some of which I’ve been involved with) show a very mixed and complicated picture.
*At Bellwether we think the teacher evaluation systems used almost everywhere until recently were irretrievably broken, some of us are also skeptical of some of what’s happening now to reform them and think it could set efforts to improve evaluation back.
What he said!