Where I differ with Rosin and Mundy is over their skimpy analysis of what caused all this.
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Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.
These reformers' fatal flaw was revealed by their ridicule of former Superintendent Clifford Janey for claiming that teachers contribute only about 13 percent to the average child's academic progress.
Rhee decided to take the D.C. fight nationally with StudentsFirst, a group that she wants to counter all the forces she sees as only pretending to put the interest of students first.
February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.
ou would think that "reformers" would get their facts straight before starting a war on teachers where they would inevitably be cross examined under the rules of evidence.
What's going on with boys today? The American Council on Education reports that women are holding steady at 57% of college enrollment.
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