Thanks to a recent article in the NYT we now know why students score much better on the English Regents. The exam is much easier than the others. In fact it is so easy that it does not even measure basic student literacy.
"Very poor" are dirty words in this nation, and I have come to grips with the shame I once carried about being impoverished. I have also learned that very poor has much more to do with the spirit of a person than it does with the balance in his bank account.
This great state's history demonstrates that if we allow immigrants and their children to prosper, as the Cuban community has amply shown, all of us benefit economically. It is past time to end any discrimination against any United States citizen.
Throughout the history of the U.S., in their role as social institutions, schools have reproduced the cultural norms, often with the attendant range of social inequities and dominant group privileges found within the larger society.
Fielding a gamut of current educational queries, from the rising cost of college tuition to the changing role of education schools across the country, Sec. Duncan reflected on these issues facing the field.
We used to lead the world in college degrees. Now we've fallen dangerously behind. That's why we've set an ambitious goal for ourselves: we want 55 percent of Americans to have a college degree by the year 2025.
Let the big names like New York and Chicago host the Olympics and be "world class". I can always visit those places for a day. But create a "world class" school system in my city and I'll have customers (and employees) for life. That's what my small business needs.
At the same time the Supreme Court is poised to decide if FCC-imposed limits on "indecent" content in broadcast media are an anachronism from a bygone era, Arizona state legislators want to limit what college professors say and do to only what is fit for a Disney movie.
Lose one, and the criminals will find a way to exploit them all. Easy way to remember that was given to me many years ago: Passwords are like toothbrushes; you don't share them and you change them regularly.
Teachers are doing art projects with the students. I've seen others come in early or stay late to create dance routines and compose music... just to make sure students get a well-rounded education. But there are only so many "stretches" we can make with resources this low.