After adjusting for pensions and other benefits, teacher compensation is neither low nor falling
Lubienskis’ conclusions rely on flawed research design
Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration
NEPC report uses flawed measures
Test scores show genuine progress in the Sunshine State
A narrow-minded approach to school reform
More bias than evidence behind NRC panel’s conclusions
How persuasive is it?
Flawed comparisons lead to overstated conclusions
Narrowing its scope to factors schools can control would give the measure greater value
Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty
In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless
States should think twice before paying for more testing. There are easier ways to compare students to their global peers.
Remarkable finding by an un-credible study
Murray and Rothstein find some unexpected common ground
Selling adequacy, making millions
Don’t blame private options for rising costs
Findings are other than they seem
Don’t rely on NCLB to tell you
What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us? by Stephen P. Klein et al.
Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us by David W. Grissmer et al.
Quality Counts 2001, A Better Balance: Standards, Tests, and the Tools to Succeed by the editors of Education Week
The 33rd Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools
It’s easy to tell when someone is in the grip of a Big Idea That Explains Everything. Tunnel vision sets in; every analysis, whatever the topic, becomes an occasion for the grand theory to appear. Evidence is read and supplied selectively, in such a way that the theory re-mains unscathed. Skepticism is deployed selectively as […]
Somehow I expected more. When I challenged Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup’s claim that they had discovered a “significant decline” in voucher support, I figured they would respond with detailed justifications of their procedures and findings. But they haven’t done that. Their response reads more like an exercise in public relations than a serious […]