Class Struggle: Schools

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Six non-college reasons not to blow off high school

Everybody tells you hard work in high school prepares you for college. But why sweat it if you are not going to college?

By Jay Mathews  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

How evaluation spoiled teaching for her

D.C. elementary school teacher Stephanie Black loved the story of the KIPP schools, leaders of the no-excuses movement in education, but could not stand one result of that movement, the new IMPACT teacher evaluation system in D.C. Her story is worth reading.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/12/2009

Cheating on DC-CAS Costs Charter School

My colleague Bill Turque has uncovered this information from the D.C. schools beat: The teacher at Howard Road Academy Public Charter School suspected something was seriously amiss in April when a student taking the math portion of the DC-CAS standardized...

By Washington Post editors  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)