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The Great Chain of Educational Effectiveness

Peter Greene | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

The very first chain is the testing link -- a standardized test covering narrow slices of two subject areas is forged as a measure of the full education of a child. The second link is from that test to the teacher. Link number three is on the way. That link will stretch from the classroom teacher back to the college department that trained her to be a teacher.

Opt Out Chronicles: School Boards Opting Out?

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

What does it mean to opt out? The simple answer, in the context of the public school reform movement, is when a parent pulls their child from state mandated high-stakes testing.

The Affluent, Failing, Public School: Does It Really Exist?

Martha Infante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

If bad teachers are everywhere, then failing schools must be everywhere too. Thus I began my search for affluent, failing schools with the information available on the world wide web.