The Answer Sheet: failing schools
A teacher at a Los Angeles middle school writes about why her school was just declared to be "failing" and why the designation is patently unfair: "In today’s world of testing and sanctions, best efforts are irrelevant if scores do not increase at a fast enough rate."
By 05:00 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |
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public school choice,
In an era of unrelenting bashing of public education by “experts,” a new poll shows that most Americans actually like their neighborhood public schools -- though they don’t seem to like public schools in general -- and they have trust in teachers. And the Obama administration’s education agenda gets mixed reviews in the 2010 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll.
By 09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |
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obama and school reform,
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teachers and respect,
what americans think about education