In this publication, released by the Albert Shanker Institute in conjunction with a professional development forum for state leaders cosponsored with Achieve, Inc., Harvard professor Richard Elmore argues that education reforms that are based on standards and accountability will fail unless policymakers also adopt a strategy to ensure that educators have the knowledge and skill they need to help students succeed. The bottom line, says Elmore, is not in issues of governance and process, but in how the quality of instructional practice affects student learning. Copies of this publication are $10 each from the institute’s offices, or $5 each for orders of 25 or more (including shipping and handling).
Education has not been a high profile issue in the 2016 elections, but the results of the vote will have significant consequences for the future of American schools. On the subject of education, the differences between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, as well as the contrast between the platforms of the two parties, are stark. Following the November 8th elections, our panel will discuss their impact on American education, from a number of different points on the political spectrum and a variety of policy perspectives on American education.Co-sponsored by the Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. Noon to 2:00 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC. 20001. Lunch will be served. Registration required.