Thoughts on Education Policy

Thoughts on Education Policy

In Teaching by Punita Rice

I wrote a brief rant/essay over at medium in which I ask: is education policy broken? Here’s an excerpt from the post:

…We implement new concepts [in school systems] without even waiting to see the results of the initial intervention of the first one[s]. We ignore what the research tells us and continue doing more of the same. The trend is that of policy not supporting interventions, no matter how effective, so naturally, when I look at policy, I feel frustrated. My desire to stay optimistic demands that I look for examples of exception in our country…

If you’re interested, you can read the rest of my post here.

P.S. – A lesson plan for teaching about Nelson Mandela, and the movie Invictus

About the Author

Punita Rice

Punita Rice is the founder of the resource-hub, and author of the research book "South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), the children's book series "The Adventures of Hunny & Sunny," and "Toddler Weaning." She holds a Doctorate in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and is a former classroom teacher, academic adviser, and researcher. She lives in Maryland.