What We’re Watching: StudentsFirst’s 2013 State Policy Report Card

By Education Next 02/25/2013

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StudentsFirst recently released its 2013 State Policy Report Card which evaluated the education laws and policies in place in each state, from the best (Louisiana and and Florida earned B-minuses) to the worst (more than a dozen states were given Fs).

In this video, Eric Smith, Tom Luna, Ulrich Boser and Rick Hess discuss the report card at a forum hosted by the Fordham Institute and moderated by Mike Petrilli.

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  • phillip cantor (@phillipcantor) says:

    Is there any evidence that these policies help students? Are these the policies that drive excellence in wealthy suburban schools or elite private schools? It’s sad that this report card is being given any attention since it doesn’t seem to report on anything other than Students First’s success with lobbying legislators. Tying principal and teacher evaluations and pay to standardized test scores? Firing experienced teachers in favor of novices? What wealthy district would allow this? What private school parents or board would allow this? Do the schools your kids attend use these policies? http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/2011/11/17/michelle-rhee-group-studentsfirst-builds-on-its-ohio-lobbying-work/

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