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School Standards

It's the Complexity, Stupid

Arnold Dodge | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Arnold Dodge

The next time you hear a politician or a talking head or someone who has no knowledge of education insist on a simple answer to a complex issue about our public schools, I have a suggestion. Just say no.

The Failure to Educate

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Aside from the results themselves, what is most distressing is that the United States has been preoccupied with the decline in its education standards and performance for well over a half century.

Will Voters Accept Lower School Standards?

www.nytimes.com | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Of the three primary arguments about public schools under way in Austin, two are relatively easy for lawmakers to sell to the voters who put them in o...

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...

Financial, Educational Insolvency Looms For New York Schools

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

More than half of New York's superintendents say they won't be able to keep up with student instruction mandates, and 41 percent say it'll only be two...

Racial Standards In Virginia's New Achievement Standards Draw Ire

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Virginia's new achievement standards have raised eyebrows. Part of the state's new standards dictate a specific percentage of racial group that s...

Joy Resmovits

8 States Get Waiver From 'No Child Left Behind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Less than a week after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lambasted the Obama administration for not fighting inertia and special...

AP Exams Surge As Standard For High School Rigor

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

-- Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not an...