NBC’s Education Nation was — except for some rare instances (a segment on the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project was one) — was a fiasco this year, with proponents of “school reform” often given the spotlight to chatter on unchallenged.
Unfortunately, they also decided to provide the world a “Parent Toolkit” filled with “academic growth charts” (including Pre-K). It looks slick, but I’m not predicting many parents are going to find it particularly useful. If you dig deep enough, they might find something helpful in the “additional resources” section.
I’m probably being unfair — it’s really not worse than other resources put out by different groups. It just seems like Education Nation has become a poisoned brand for so many educators, and I can’t put much confidence in anything they do…
Let me know if you think I’m being unfair.