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Super Teachers Alone Can’t Save Our Schools

An excellent article on reforming education in The Wall Street Journal - Super Teachers ALONE Can't Save Our Schools, nike air trainer Goedkoop Nike Schoenen by Steven Brill. air jordan 11 soldes nike air max 2017 heren grijs The article also references and draws from his new book "Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools." The book "describes how an unlikely coalition of fed-up public school parents, asics gel nimbus nike tn homme Ivy League idealists, adidas nmd hedge-fund managers, air jordan spizike Cheap Nike Air Max UK civil rights activists, nike pas cher air max 90 pas cher conservative Republicans and insurgent Democrats has come together in recent years to try to turn around America's declining education system. Cheap New Balance His story includes this prescription for bridging the differences between the reformers and their chief antagonists—the teachers' unions."

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Study on “Incomplete: How Middle-Class Schools Aren’t Making the Grade” Misses the Point

A study by Third Way, a think tank on moderate policy and political ideas, "Incomplete: How Middle-Class Schools Aren't Making the Grade"offers insightful data but completely misses the point. air jordan fly 23 Nike Air Max 2016 Heren zwart It isn't a matter of middle-class schools doing poorly in comparison to upper and lower income schools. nike air max 1 argent The point is that the majority of our public schools are performing poorly!

The study states that low-income students are improving at double digit rates while middle-income students are gaining at single digit rates. asics uk Hollister Magasin Improvement of any amount is great but look at where we are as a nation: only 20% of low-income students are proficient in 4th grade math, 36% of middle-class students are proficient in 4th grade math, and just over 50% of upper-income students are proficient in 4th grade math. ugg shoe sale outlet Hollister How are our children going to compete in the world economy if they don't understand basic math?

The more time we spend splitting hairs on school performance based on teacher salaries (no impact on student performance), spending per student (no impact on student performance, and class size (no impact on student performance), the less time we devote to student improvement. Cheap New Balance goedkoop air max 2017 Further we risk making education a battle ground between economic classes. nike roshe run adidas chaussures homme The study demonstrates we must improve all public education. basket new balance lyon

Additional discussion is welcomed and The Wall Street Journal article September 12, 2011 page A5 "Middle-Class Schools Miss the Mark" is also worth reading.