“It is high time that we commit the full resources required to improve every school in America, so that every child is at grade level or above"
Choice, accountability, and transparency will mean little without a new generation of school-based leaders to light the way
The charter school movement will need to overcome a raft of political obstacles and high-profile scandals
The reams of paperwork that currently serve as special education’s “accountability" system distract from the practice of teaching and learning. It is time to focus on results
Reaching the Ideal
Special education has its problems, but they mainly follow from the failure of schools to comply fully with the law
Low Pay, Low Quality
For decades the nation has been able to school its children on the cheap by exploiting a trapped workforce of educated women. Those days are long gone.
Salary data fail to account for the shorter workday and work year in teaching. Once adjusted, teacher salaries look about right.