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Entries by Larry Strauss from 07/2011

The Real Cheating Scandal of Our Public Schools

| Posted 07.18.2011 | Education

More serious than the unfolding cheating scandal in Atlanta public schools are wasted instructional hours -- millions of them if we add them up for each student -- including all the squandered time associated with the testing itself.

Let's Honor All Our Honors Students -- Regardless of Where They Were Born or How They Got Here

| Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
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If we believe in the ideal of a meritocracy how can we support a system that favors birth rite over achievement?