Summer 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 3
A charmed federal food program that no longer just feeds the hungry
What doesn’t get taught at ed schools?
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The Era of Big Government Is Complicated
Checked: “Quality Counts,” Education Week, January 6, 2005 “The Funding Gap,” Education Trust, Fall 2004. Checked by Robert M. Costrell This is a tale of two rankings. They represent the best of states-and the worst of states. A little wisdom and considerable foolishness. Some light, some darkness. Most of all, they purport to be about […]
Assessing the rigor of state assessment systems
As almost everyone knows by now, the central aim of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is to make every public-school student proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. It is a laudable goal, as the overwhelmingly bipartisan congressional support for the legislation in 2001 proved. The law’s drafters even had the […]
When the College Board announced, in the summer of 2002, that it would stop “flagging” the test scores of students who were given special accommodations for the SAT, the gold standard exam for college admission, disability advocates were thrilled. “A triumphant day for millions of people with dyslexia and other disabilities,” exclaimed Thomas Viall, the […]
In developed countries like the United States and Britain, the continuing challenge for educators is to sort through the choices of an all-you-can-eat school system and teach the basic skills.
The role of schools in creating civic norms
The charter school movement turns 14
this year, and its behavior, some might say, is “developmentally
The reality is that there is no such thing as an admirable manner of “doing school”: our children and our communities are too richly varied for that.
CHECK THE FACTS
America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by the writers of The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart. With a foreword by Thomas Jefferson.
The Trouble with Ed Schools By David F. Labaree