Education activists met in Chicago to discuss their movement against corporate school reform.
The total is impossible to know because there is not sufficient oversight over charter schools, the report says.
The answer, from a cognitive scientist, may surprise you.
How to bring more into the teaching force, and then support and retain them.
'No leading company would place the entire foundation of its business on inaccurate, unreliable, system-distorting and often "bad" data like multiple-choice standardized tests.'
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham answers the question.
Excessive? One student sent out more than 70 applications. Administrators at the school are delighted.
' No evidence supports the contention that most kids are coddled and consequently self-centered, let alone that this is true of more kids today than it was in decades past. (Adults have grumbled about young people in pretty much the same ways for -- well, approximately forever.) But assume for a moment that today’s grumblers were right. How would we raise and teach children if our priority was to make sure they weren’t self-centered? What might help them acquire the inclination to look beyond themselves?'
'The Grade 5 Math Test is used to “assess student reasoning.” Unfortunately, the latest legislation in Albany does not pass the reasonable test.'
A list of headlines from publications around the country revealing the scope of the difficulties.