A new school year brings back all the old questions: What’s wrong with our schools? Why are they so hard to fix? Who is to blame for their failures? Take this test and find out. There are no wrong answers.
Which of these popular assumptions is false?
Which of these conservative strategies to improve student achievement has not worked well?
What has worked best to improve student achievement?
Longer school days and/or more days devoted to better curriculum materials and close monitoring of achievement.
All of the above.
Edmund D. Fountain for The Washington Post
Why is doing what works best so daunting?
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Why might schools eventually improve?
Michael Robinson Chavez/TWP
Why might schools never improve?
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