Michael Q. McShane

Today the Kansas City Public Library and the Show-Me Institute host our Eye of Education Event at the Kansas City Central Library.

Below are links to drafts of the papers that will be presented. These papers are just that: drafts. They are discussion versions of the papers and are not to be quoted or referenced without expressed permission of the author.

After the conference the papers will be revised and will become chapters in an edited volume released by Rowman and Littlefield this winter. We will make sure to let all attendees know when and where that volume is available.

The papers:

Panel 1:

“The Limits of Expertise,” by Frederick Hess and Paige Willey

“The ‘Failure’ of Technologies to Transform Traditional Teaching in the Past Century,” by Larry Cuban

“Teacher Education: Failed Reform and a Missed Opportunity,” by Daniel Willingham

Panel 2:

“Asking Too Much of Accountability: The Predictable Failure of No Child Left Behind,” by Martin West

“School Improvement Grants: Failures in Design and Implementation,” by Ashley Jochim

“Test Based Teacher Evaluation,” by Matthew Di Carlo

Panel 3:

“The Failure of Private School Vouchers and Tax Credit Scholarships,” by Anna Egalite

“No Excuses Charter Schools—The Good, The Bad, and the Overprescribed,” by Matthew Ladner

“’Too Big to Fail: Big Bets and Reboots in the New Education Philanthropy,” by Megan Tompkins-Stange

About the Author

Michael McShane

Mike McShane is the Director of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute. He is a former high school teacher and earned his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Before coming to the Show-Me Institute, Mike worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow.