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Tougher Tests Just the First Step to Improving Chicago Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Transform every school into a charter and you'll still have to solve the equation: How to educate students, especially students who often face troubled home lives and come to school woefully unprepared to learn.

American Schools Need Common Standards

Jim Rex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Rex

The No Child Left Behind Act allows each state to define for itself what "academically proficient" means, thus dramatic differences appear from one state to the next.

Student Test Scores, Grades A Mouse Click Away

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After several months of delays, a Web site that offers an interactive portfolio of public school students' test scores, grades and attendance rates wi...

U.S. Fails International Competitiveness Test: Schools (Rightfully) Blamed

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

Perhaps the misperceptions on the strength of the economy by our national "leaders" are why the U.S. just failed the Global Competitiveness Stress Test.

That Student-Teacher Thing

Dennis Danziger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Danziger

What I remember most about Ms. Fitzgerald's class is that when I wasn't staring at the clock, I was deciding which of my body parts to rip off and hand her in protest.

When Smart People Get It Sooo Wrong: Malcolm Gladwell's Solutions for American Education

Martin Carnoy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The assertion that we don't know what makes good teachers before trying them out for a few years while measuring their students' test gains is simply not true.

Barack Obama, "These Kids" and Charter Public Schools

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

Barack Obama, in a pre-election speech, told the story of a teacher he encountered who complained of a "these kids" syndrome - the tendency to explain...

The U. S. Produces the Lion's Share of Top Scoring Students

Gerald Bracey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Bracey

The US has more than double the number of students scoring at the highest level in the science assessment of the Programme of International Student Assessment than any other OECD nation.

Sarah Palin: Below-Average American

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An as-yet-to-be-authenticated, high school transcript of Sarah Palin's was posted on Gawker Thursday, and it's a doozy. Apparently, Sarah Palin scored an 841 out of 1600.

Education In China v. America: The Question Of Standardized Tests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Are Chinese and American education models heading for a role reversal? As leaders work in China to move the country away from its notoriously rigorou...