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Entries by Michael J. Petrilli from 11/2011

A is for Accountability*; What's at Stake in the ESEA Debate**

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Education

We know that setting annual (and ever-rising) targets in NCLB put pressure on states to keep their "cut scores" modest so they didn't unintentionally label every school in their jurisdiction as failing.

We Have a Parenting Problem, Not a Poverty Problem

| Posted 11.04.2011 | Education

It's unlikely we're ever going to narrow the achievement gap between rich and poor unless we narrow the "good parenting gap" between rich and poor families. Yes, I know I'm going to catch a lot of grief for saying that.

Dealing With Disingenuous Teachers Unions: There are No Shortcuts

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

If we want to win the fight for the more immediate future, we're going to need to take on the unions directly, and take over the school boards.