There is simply no doubt that our Founding Fathers would have been shocked to discover that decadent Europe was more egalitarian—with greater mobility and shared sacrifice—than the United States.
All Blog Posts With accountability Tag or Category
December 16, 2010
December 07, 2010
We must continue to have schools that are the center of their communities, where children are students, not products, and parents are citizens, not customers.
October 13, 2010
District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced this morning that she is resigning after three and a half years in the job.
October 05, 2010
Diane Ravitch is furious at the unfair and dangerous treatment she feels teachers and public education are receiving; value-added assessment, she says, is a misguided and damaging means of judging teacher performance.
September 20, 2010
Diane Ravitch says last week's election results underscore voter unhappiness with the autocratic approach to school "reform."
August 20, 2010
What are we telling parents and others when we say a school is in good standing?
August 18, 2010
The Georgia governor found the investigations into cheating allegations in two districts lacking and is appointing his own investigator to dig deeper.
August 03, 2010
The state-mandated report finds reason to look more closely at, and possibly take disciplinary action against, 109 school employees suspected of inflating student scores.
July 13, 2010
Scores at the elementary school level declined this year after years of rising, but District of Columbia middle and high schools students posted gains in math and reading.
June 14, 2010
Dear Deborah, The evidence continues to accumulate that our "accountability" policies are a great fraud and hoax, but our elected officials and policymakers remain completely oblivious to the harm caused by the policies they mandate. Over the past several years, efforts to "hold teachers accountab...