Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:02pm
Atlanta's cheating scandal has gripped the nation, with 35 educators indicted Friday for raising their students' standardized test scores. But while the scandal should be investigated and dishonest teachers held to account, the overall picture is more complicated.
David Goodin came to Connellsville Area School District (Pa.) as superintendent in 2008 thinking he could change academics and administrative operations. About two-and-a-half years into his three-year contract, change did happen — with his departure.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:46pm
The education reform industry and their privatization efforts that have virtually destroyed the public education systems in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans have been quietly, and not so quietly, targeting the Twin Cities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:32pm
It’s amazing how education reform was suddenly transformed into the Democrats’ key domestic policy issue. Consider the Democratic strategy for urban education in America so far: Dump millions and billions of our tax dollars down the ratholes of failing school districts in the name of saving our children, a tactic which has consistently failed for two generations.