April 2013 Archives

A Nation at Risk demanded that we all rethink our assumptions about what shapes human potential, who gains access to the best in American education, and how we measure success.

Teacher observations have also become more thorough and meaningful in most states than they used to be.

Teachers need to proactively defend their profession and resist efforts by alternative certification organizations to minimize their practice.

A Nation at Risk had us losing the political and economic races to the Soviet Union and Japan. Did we? No!

We now judge states, districts, and schools, and, increasingly, those who work in them, not by their resources, qualifications, and intentions but by their effectiveness.


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