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Nick Kristof and the Failure of Welfare and Education Reform

John Thompson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
John Thompson

Back before school reform killed so many of the opportunities to teach meaningful subject matter in a holistic manner, my inner city high school stude...

Who Are Our Third Graders Who Are Being Held Back?

John Thompson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
John Thompson

In the high-dollar Oklahoma City suburbs, where students go home to $500,000 houses, all but 5 percent may have passed. In Democratic House Minority Leader Scott Inman's district and in Oklahoma City, where children go home to units where the rent is $500, the failure rate was nearly 30 percent.

How Incompetent Tests Are Terrifying 3rd Graders

John Thompson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The "embarrassing truth" for Tulsa World editor Mike Strain is that he missed two of the six sample questions on the test that Oklahoma 3rd graders mu...

Do School 'Reformers' Need to Keep Two or Three Sets of Books?

John Thompson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
John Thompson

If we really want to help kids, we should craft a fair and private system of performance evaluations and build a fire wall between that rubric and other statistical systems. We should then concentrate on public data systems to help schools improve.

WATCH: ‘Clean-Up’ Man Will Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 11.20.2012 | HuffPost Home


Prison College Decreases Inmates' Return Rate

Tulsa World | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Aaron Tuhacek is the first person in his family to get a college degree, and he did so in prison. Tuhacek, 36, received an associate degree in comput...