posted by: Alix
| December 27, 2010, 03:32 PM
As we wrap up 2010, websites and magazines of all topics are releasing their annual "best-of" lists. People in the education reform world are no different. This week, the Hoover Institution released its best and worst lists for 2010:
BEST Education Events of 2010
WORST Education Events of 2010
- Release of high-profile movies that illuminate America's education crisis and failure, especially Waiting for Superman, as well as The Lottery and The Cartel.
- Los Angeles Times publishes teacher evaluations based on test scores.
- Ratification of the Washington, DC, teachers' union contract.
- The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) published "Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula: Findings for First and Second Graders," as well as first-year findings of an ongoing study of professional development for middle-school math teachers.
BEST and WORST Education Events of 2010
- Stimulus dollars for education were mainly spent on avoiding layoffs.
- Adrian Fenty lost the DC mayoral primary, followed by the departure of schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.
- Governor Charlie Crist's veto of the Florida tenure reform bill.
- The demise of the District of Columbia opportunity scholarship program.
Depending on your perspective, this list would vary dramatically. Take a minute and you can vote on the website Education Next.
- "Race to the Top"
What education issues made your lists?