This commentary examines the conditions through which tenure protects professors, but can also be revoked, and specifically analyzes the 2017 Fifth Circuit court case of Professor Alexander Edionwe, who sued UTRGV president Guy Bailey when his tenure position at UT Pan Am dissolved due to the creation of UTRGV and closure of UT Pan AM.
This commentary evaluates both the strengths and weaknesses of New York City's universal pre-K initiative and provides three recommendations for future action.
This commentary explores interdisciplinary discussion of inclusivity in the study of the European Middle Ages and how medieval studies might be reconsidered for a new, inclusive middle school and high school social studies curricula.
In this commentary, authors introduce the idea of artificial conflation, as predicated by Campbell’s Law, and as defined by how those with power might compel principals to artificially conflate teachers’ observational with their value-added scores to purposefully exaggerate perceptions of validity, via the engineering of conflated correlation coefficients between these two indicators over time.
This commentary analyzes practices in PLCs that can inhibit or enhance teachers’ learning about students and their data-driven decision-making.
This commentary reflects on a dialogue among members of the Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Special Interest Group (AERA). It examines the influence of quality improvement in early childhood as it relates to the impact of globalizing and neoliberal forces driving education reform.
This commentary weaves together autobiography and education research to explore the challenges of getting into higher education.
This commentary examines the problem of educational inequality. It argues that we need to make changes beyond simply our schools if we want to have long-lasting and impactful educational reform.
This commentary examines the implications of President Trump's proposal to increase school choice on American public education. It argues that the more we erode public education, the more we reduce access to local, equitable, and accountable schools that educate all of our common community members.
This commentary considers the case of Jill Bloomberg, a principal who was questioned about her political affiliations. It argues that teachers have the right to speak their minds, but they also have to let students make up their minds.
Making time to listen is fundamental to the work of an academic leader when colleagues are being required to make significant changes to the way they teach.
The authors critically examine the constructs of morality and value in regards to education.
This commentary critiques current proposed legislative efforts in California that seek a resolution to the state's teacher shortage crisis.
Scholarly insights into the principal-student relationship are scarce compared to scholarship regarding the teacher-student relationship. This commentary considers questions that may arise from a deeper examination of the principal-student relationship and calls for increased attention to the topic.
This commentary highlights the urgency of establishing and nurturing communal social media spaces of resistance for Black women in urban education to support sustainability, retention, and overall career contentment.
This commentary reflects on a dialogue among members of the Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Special Interest Group. A group of authors share contentions regarding the implementation of anti-bias education and implications for teacher education, teachers, children, and families.
In this commentary, the authors set out thoughts on school leaders’ crucial roles in fostering evidence-informed and -engaged learning environments. They argue that school leaders must address both transformational and pedagogical aspects. Addressing both, they provide a definitive summary checklist for the role of school leaders in developing their schools in this manner.
This commentary is a response to the renewed focus of funding and interest in gender equality in STEM in Australia. The author argues for new approaches and strategies, dialogic and inclusive of all diversities, toward creating a more inclusive STEM workplace into the future.
The author of this commentary argues in favor of teaching evidence-based thinking; it underscores the relevance of education for creating an informed citizenry capable of thinking critically and voting purposefully.
This commentary describes the process used by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the technical support it provides to Educator Preparation Programs. The author identifies discrepancies in: the definition of validity as it applies to qualitative research rather than measurement and assessment, a weak and insufficient definition of content validity, over-emphasis on predictive validity, and inattention to consequential validity.
This commentary discusses the problem of bullying as it relates to Muslim students. The authors posit that teacher education programs can impact how Muslim students are treated in schools. In doing so, they provide practical avenues teacher educators can use to prepare pre-service teachers to address the problem.
Income-driven repayment plans for distressed student loan debtors offer short-term relief from burdensome monthly loan payments but they have many drawbacks.
Nonwhite students in our public schools face three distinct geographic disadvantages: a lack of political and financial support for public education, hyper-segregation, and extreme poverty.