On Tuesday, the latest results from a respected international test showed U.S. students making no progress in math or reading in the past 19 years. It’s the latest puncture in Common Core’s inflated promises.
A decade after ‘The Dumbest Generation’ was published, there is still much reason for hand-wringing about the future of our children and nation. We must take responsibility if we want to turn the tide.
Despite fierce opposition from teachers unions, the GOP legislature makes a small first step toward allowing parents and children to have more control over their futures.
Sanders is proposing that we ban charter schools, but what he doesn’t realize is that minorities and poor students will be hardest hit.
Sending piles of extra money to district schools, either via taxpayers or celebrities, has not produced the outcomes we’re continually promised. Real reform comes from a fresh start.
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
The ferocity of the opposition to Betsy DeVos highlights the importance of maintaining control over a monopolistic system is for the education establishment.
Critics of Common Core warned us that ‘college-ready’ actually meant community-college ready. It looks like they were being too generous.
If Hillary Clinton had never played a pivotal role in creating and accomplishing her husband’s education agenda in the ‘90s, we might well not have Common Core.
We cannot improve our kids’ education together.
Education reform debates such as the pending No Child Left Behind update are boring because the Right’s politicos accept the premise that government knows best.
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