The Answer Sheet: Dorothy Rich

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/28/2009

Rich: Make students accountable for more than grades, test scores

By Dorothy Rich. We talk about teacher and parent accountability. But what about the accountability that students have for their own education?... When I visited Japan, I saw young students required to help clean their schools every day. Why should adults keep children from giving back, from participating, from being involved in their education?

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/28/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/27/2009

My obit for Dorothy Rich

Dorothy Rich was a pioneer in mobilizing parents' interest in their children's education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/25/2009

Accountability in Education: High Hopes and False Promises

Right now, accountability is being presented as the great problem solver. Yet, one big problem is that the teacher and the school are the ones being held accountable. It would be easier if it worked that way, but it doesn’t. Instead, real accountability is an ever changing mix of a multitude of factors including teacher competency, student motivation, and parental responsibility.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dorothy Rich, MegaSkills, accountability