End it? Or mend it?
Will education technology change the role of the teacher and the nature of learning?
During the 1999–2000 school year, public school districts spent some $35 billion on goods and services provided by private, for-profit businesses—about 10 percent of the nation’s annual K–12 education budget.
Photograph by Stephanie Kuykendal. A Nation at Risk‘s most fatal flaw was its faith in the American education system’s ability to act on its recommendations. The authors of Risk believed that the system was mainly in need of internal reforms: tougher coursework and graduation requirements, higher and more flexible salaries for teachers, a longer school [...]
Debating the future of No Child Left Behind
The Common Core standards will be a great challenge for America’s teachers. Our public schools are asking teachers to help students reach standards that are far above the standards that they have achieved themselves.
Last week’s GAO report on special education in charter schools prompted the predictable dust-up between charter advocates and opponents.
Whatever its other virtues or defects, Romney’s plan should be debated on the basis of what it actually proposes—and not a politically-colored version thereof.
As a long-time student of school choice (and, full disclosure, an adviser to Romney’s education team) I anticipate the governor is in for a bit of moral outrage.
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