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Education Accountability

Accountability for Whom?

Pedro Noguera | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Pedro Noguera

It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

Driving Education Accountability: 'I'm Sorry Officer, the Gas Gauge Shows I Wasn't Speeding.'

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Brad C. Phillips

We post the signs for what we want performance to be and publicly report offenders, but don't provide the drivers of education the right gauges for monitoring and correcting. Too often that's how it is with education data.

Survey: Black Parents Embrace Higher Educational Standards

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's clear that Black families want stronger academics to prepare their students for college, the workforce and an better quality of life. To get there, we have to reject the idea that low-income students automatically translate into low-performing schools.

Note to Texas and Other States: Countries on the Make Are Dead Serious About Testing

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
The George W. Bush Institute

Rebellion against standardized exams is underway in states like Oklahoma, Indiana and Tennessee. The revolt there is partly stoked by the national Common Core standards, which include testing. It also is being sparked by teacher evaluations that include data from various test scores.

Texas Test Wars: A New Hope

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?

The Expense of Ignorance and the Value of Accountability

John A. Roush | Posted 05.25.2012 | College
John A. Roush

Rather than to Washington, our responsibility -- and accountability -- always has and always should have one clear focus. American families, above all, have every reason to expect accountability from higher education.

Accountability's End?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

If the debate around the federal role in accountability is coalescing, a much bigger question remains wide open: Could we be watching the beginning of the end for the accountability movement in toto?