Andy Jones

Andy Jones is a language arts teacher at Honolulu’s Radford High School, where he has taught since 2007.

Are Standardized Tests Valid And Reliable? Flickr: Eric E. Castro

Are Standardized Tests Valid And Reliable?

One Hawaii school teacher shares a contrary view on Smarter Balanced Assessment exams.

Why State Ed Board On Wrong Track In Superintendent Search Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why State Ed Board On Wrong Track In Superintendent Search

The background of the two finalists for Hawaii public schools superintendent leaves little room for optimism that either candidate can create a brighter future for Hawaii schools.

A Finnish Case Against The U.S. Common Core Standards WWYD? via Flickr

A Finnish Case Against The U.S. Common Core Standards

America's educational standards haven't fulfilled the promises of their promoters. Finland, meanwhile, offers a blueprint we might follow for better results.
Rigor Or Rigor Mortis? Re-Evaluating Common Core PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Rigor Or Rigor Mortis? Re-Evaluating Common Core

The academic standards system should be reconsidered in Hawaii, where this writer questions whether Common Core promotes great teaching and learning or standardized tests.