Tennessee’s Untapped Superpower: Making Kids Invisible

by Lane Wright, Editor at Education Post When I was a kid, sometimes my friends and I would ask each other which superpower would we give ourselves if we could. Inevitably, the power to make yourself invisible was always hotly debated. (Why would you want that, you creep!) Well today, Tennessee has a superpower—not to make itself invisible, but to make some of its students … Continue reading Tennessee’s Untapped Superpower: Making Kids Invisible

This is Not the Time to Sleep On Federal and State Education Policy Talk

Recently, I sat through a daylong bootcamp sponsored by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition to take in additional information about the new federal education law: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). After the third person inquired into my reason for being there, I began to wonder ‘Why in the hell am I sitting through hours of policy talk?’ Because it matters. Sure, the federal law seems … Continue reading This is Not the Time to Sleep On Federal and State Education Policy Talk