Week In Review, August 7-14

Elliot Regenstein Rides Off Into The Sunset
Do smarty-pants non-educators help or hurt schools? Readers weigh in.

Meeks Calls Out The Sun-Times For Missing The Point
The Reverend tries to refocus the press on the teacher equity issue.

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Is A+ Illinois Any Good?
The consensus (among this site's skeptical commenters) seems to be "no."

New ISBE Interim Supt Tomorrow?
No word on that, but lower cut scores for some teacher tests.

Biz School Review of CPS
Harvard does a case study on CPS, but no one seems to care.

Marilyn Stewart Pushes Back On Merit Pay
The belated response from Stewart on the incentive pay pilot grant.

Job Announcement Of The Week:  Jones College Prep
Do lots of schools have diversity outreach coordinators?

Grow Your Own Sea Creatures Teachers
Blogger Andy Plonka makes fun of ISBE's use of GYOT as a defense for not having done much of anything to promote teacher equity under NCLB.

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