A critique of “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Network for Public Education’s analysis of the federal Charter Schools Program
Existing body of research on the impact of school vouchers is both deep and broad.
Students in the sample weren’t even participating in school-voucher programs
After adjusting for pensions and other benefits, teacher compensation is neither low nor falling
Lubienskis’ conclusions rely on flawed research design
Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration
NEPC report uses flawed measures
Test scores show genuine progress in the Sunshine State
A narrow-minded approach to school reform
More bias than evidence behind NRC panel’s conclusions
How persuasive is it?
Flawed comparisons lead to overstated conclusions
Narrowing its scope to factors schools can control would give the measure greater value
Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty
In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless
States should think twice before paying for more testing. There are easier ways to compare students to their global peers.
Remarkable finding by an un-credible study
Murray and Rothstein find some unexpected common ground
Selling adequacy, making millions
Don’t blame private options for rising costs
Findings are other than they seem
Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you
What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? by Stephen P. Klein et al.
Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us by David W. Grissmer et al.
Quality Counts 2001, A Better Balance: Standards, Tests, and the Tools to Succeed by the editors of Education Week