A Victory for School Reform
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  • lukelea

    Here is some food for thought straight from the front lines: http://educationrealist.wordpress.com/

    • Anthony

      Thanks Luke, good article.

  • ErikEssig

    I distrust long-time government educators to effectively implement merit pay. Although it can work, it seems to work better in theory than in practice, That’s based on my observations at charter schools.

  • Tom D

    Washington DC is not a state. Please don’t refer to it as such.

  • Anthony

    Here are a few data points from 2013 NAEP: 38% of all male 4th graders functionally illiterate; 32% American 4th graders reading below basic – or functionally illiterate; 50% of black 4th graders reading below basic; 49% of American Indian and Alaska Native 4th graders reading below basic; 28% of 8th graders reading below basic; 26% of all young male 8th graders reading below basic (and there is more). Congratulations to D.C. and Tennessee but much, much work K-8 still to be done (see Dropout Nation – NAEP Shows Need To Do Better).

  • Yisroel Markov

    “well under 50 percent of American 4th and 8th graders are below proficiency” — one of these words seems out of place.

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