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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 11/2008

Leave Bad Schools Behind

| Posted 11.17.2008 | Politics

A 'good school' goal requires a serious accountability system, a system that differentiates between 'chronic failure' and 'room for improvement'

A Secretary Who Matters

| Posted 11.18.2008 | Politics

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

Schools Facing Big Budget Bust: Opportunity for Overhaul?

| Posted 11.24.2008 | Politics

While far from easy, states with courageous governors could use this crisis to make a radical change: cut the budget by 10% and send the money directly to schools.