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Better Test Scores Lead to Better Lives and Strong Economy: Fact or Hunch?

Published on: 
Fri, 02/10/2012
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Other

It is rare that a pundit (and ardent reformer) lays out clearly and crisply the core assumption driving the past thirty years of school reform.

Creating Education Success at Home

Published on: 
Thu, 12/15/2011
Media Source: 
Ed Week

Despite the fact that the United States spends more per student on elementary and secondary education than any other nation except Luxembourg, students in a growing number of nations outperform

No more excuses for U.S. schools

Published on: 
Tue, 12/13/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Many Americans, including me, are skeptical of efforts to portray our public schools as failures compared with those in the rest of the world

Smart people + big report = dreamy nonsense

Published on: 
Fri, 02/18/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

I had high hopes for the latest high-profile plan to save our schools.

Randi Weingarten: Don't scapegoat America's teachers

Published on: 
Sun, 10/17/2010
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Last week in these pages, a group of school superintendents -- two of whom, Chicago Public Schools chief executive Ron Huberman and D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, have just announced their resignations -- laid out a "manifesto" for fixing America's schools. Although lofty in its stated aim to set a course for improving public education, the manifesto offered few concrete solutions, with one notable exception: shifting the sole responsibility to teachers.