Moral Failings

One of my many, many flaws is that I harbor a regrettable fondness for being right. I won’t say that I told you this just recently, but: Students at Mount Vernon receive an extra 25 days of school a year, comprised of optional intersessions attended by 98 percent of the student body. According to the […]

Incentive or Punishment?

I would rather think of it as incentive. But I like to look on the bright side. You know that in 2006, Florida came out with a policy of linking teacher pay to student test scores. On the surface it might sound reasonable, but you have to roll back the carpet on this one to […]