Tag Archives: K-12

The virtue of compliance?

By | July 12, 2014

Yet another interesting exchange on a LinkedIn board inspires this column – in this case, a question posed by Jari Metsämuuronen, a Finnish researcher looking at how different measures of educational performance are related. Toward the end of the exchange, he made the interesting observation that: “…the external test score [was] less predictable in comparison with teachers’ marks… Read More »

The state of California [Part 1]

By | April 17, 2014

I don’t write often about overtly political topics, but from time to time it’s necessary. I’ve recently been corresponding with my high school friend Friedner Wittman about what’s happening in California, our mutual adopted state. Despite having been born in the east and taking up adult residence here only about 30 years ago (seems like no more than… Read More »