The Answer Sheet: Reaction

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Reader’s response: ‘We’re constantly having to remind the public about our humanity’

About the reaction to a post about the Ivy League and a boy who go in to all eight schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reaction

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Colleges, universities tighten security for graduation ceremonies

The Massachusetts university where one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects attended is restricting the number of people who can attend this weekend's graduation ceremonies.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon bombings, Reaction to Boston Marathon Bombings, School Security

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Six great education tweets from Obama's SOTU

How did President Obama's State of the Union address go over with educators and education activists? Here's a sampling.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:31 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reaction, State of the Union

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Ravitch on Rhee

The PBS show "Frontline" on Tuesday night aired John Merrow's documentary on Michelle Rhee, which focused on the 3 1/2 years she was chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. There is sure to be a variety of opinions on what it said and what it didn't say. Below is the reaction of education historian Diane Ravitch, the preeminent voice in the growing opposition to Rhee's style of school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:15 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Public Schools, Michelle Rhee, Reaction to Frontline Profile

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/21/2012

'Let's arm the young-uns': tweets on NRA proposal

Here are some tweets responding to the National Rifle Association's proposal to put armed guards in every school in the country.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns in Schools, NRA Proposal, Reaction

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Hysteria over PISA misses the point

Reaction in the United States to the PISA results -- in which American 15 year olds scored essentially average in reading, math and science -- was swift, sharp, and perhaps hysterical. But it missed the big point: No Child Left Behind didn't do anything to improve things.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Standardized Tests, Standardized Tests | Tags:  international comparisons, nclb, no child left behind, pisa, pisa rankings, pisa reaction, u.s. scoring on pisa, where u.s. ranks in pisa