The Answer Sheet: Jay Mathews


Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2013

Teacher questions value of AP program

A teacher who taught AP government questions whether all AP courses really make high school students more prepared for college than they would have been if they took other courses.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Advanced Placement, Challenging Jay Mathews, He Challenges Jay Mathews, School Reform

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011

More questions for KIPP

Here's the next chapter of a debate on KIPP schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  century foundation, charter schools, charter schools and segregation, jay mathews, kipp, kipp charter schools, kipp schools, knowledge is power program

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Valerie vs. Jay on Teach for America, KIPP, etc.

My friend and colleague Jay Mathews, the most knowledgeable education reporter ever, challenged me to a debate. It evolved into a discussion about Teach for America. Here it is.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  education programs, education schools, jay mathews, kipp, mathews strauss debate, teach for america, teach for america debate, teacher education, teachers, valerie strauss

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 11/04/2010

Margaret Spellings: The last NCLB defender?

It's hard to find strong defenders of No Child Left Behind these days, except, perhaps, for Margaret Spellings.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:57 PM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  No Child Left Behind | Tags:  arne duncan, diane ravitch, education secretary arne duncan, jay mathews, margaret spellings, nclb, no child left behind, vincent gray

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/20/2010

The rich irony in Virginia’s history textbook error

There is rich historic irony in the news that a textbook given to Virginia’s fourth graders wrongly claims that thousands of African Americans fought for the South during the Civil War: The process by which textbooks are adopted by states began because Southern states after the war did not want their children to read the North’s version of the conflict.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Curriculum, Curriculum, Curriculum | Tags:  black confederates, civil war, confederate soldiers, diane ravitch, did blacks fight for the south, history textbooks, jay mathews, textbook adoption, textbooks, the confederacy, virginia textbook, virginia textbooks

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 07/31/2010

Do we need another hero?

Does education reform really need more heroes?

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:08 AM ET, 07/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  ed week, guest bloggers, jay mathews, lean on me, michelle rhee, school reform, sousa middle school

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Alexander Russo on Jay Mathews and Harlem Children's Zone

There's nothing like a good fight to spice up a hot July day, so here, Alexander Russo of "This Week in Education" takes on my esteemed colleague Jay Mathews over the Harlem Children's Zone.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  alexander russo, brookings and harlem children's zone, brookings and hcz, criticism of harlem children's zone, geoffrey canada, harlem children's zone, hcz and hype, jay mathews, poverty and school reform, poverty and student achievement, promise academy, promise charter academies, this week in education

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/05/2009

Dear Jay .... About that ‘Challenge Index’ of yours

Dear Mr. Mathews, For some time now, I have quietly cursed your Challenge Index. (Okay, maybe not so quietly). You know the one I mean--the annual exercise you undertake in which you make a list of the country’s “most challenging” public high schools by calculating this ratio: the number of Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school, divided by the number of graduating seniors. ... But I've had some new thoughts on the matter....

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Advanced Placement, Jay Mathews, The Challenge Index