Class Struggle: Dan Stephens

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 11/14/2010

Top district lets average kids lag behind

The High School Assessment and Advanced Placement results put out so proudly by the Montgomery County school system suggest that it is among the best districts in the country, but that country has seen no significant increase in math or reading achievement for 17-year-olds in 30 years. Dan Stephens, who teaches math at Northwood High School, thinks he knows why. It is a reason I have never heard before from his renowned district.

By Jay Mathews  |  08:00 PM ET, 11/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  Dan Stephens, Dana Tofig, Montgomery County schools, county says this won't work, countywide final exams, he suggests making them retake the course if final test grade is less than 50 percent, teachers says study flunk county final but still pass the course, what will?