Monthly Archives: November 2011

Don’t Believe the Education “Reformers”

Public schools are better than we think and efforts to quantify teacher performance are typically destructive By Gene Lyons for Three mildly heretical thoughts about American education: First, given the impossible assignment we’ve given them—an egalitarian mission in a nation rapidly growing more stratified by income and class—American public schools are probably doing a better job.
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Editorial: Texas students do well compared with national stats
Texas fourth- and eighth-graders are not progressing in reading. That’s a key finding in the newly released results from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam. But if you dig deeper into the state scores on the respected test, which is given voluntarily nationwide, you will discover encouraging signs. The most reassuring finding is that.
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