Teacher aides, and other non-teaching staff make up a much bigger slice of the K-12 workforce than was the case a generation ago.
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August 14, 2014
April 17, 2014
Analysts are weighing in on the final draft of Indiana's new content standards, which are due for approval by the state board on April 28.
February 05, 2014
A new study finds that district-imposed tests take far more of teachers' and students' time than do state-mandated assessments.
January 16, 2014
Private schools accepting voucher- and tax-credit-scholarship students should be required to administer state tests to those students and disclose the results, says the Fordham Institute.
October 31, 2013
Someday I'd like to write a book on anti-poverty efforts, and I hope it might have the title above. Understanding that my knowledge about this vast topic is still limited, here's a first cut at the basic outline. I think you'll agree that there are quite a few items on the list about which we can agree.
October 24, 2013
Over the course of our dialogue, we've written a lot about children living in poverty and about inequality. But you've been practically daring me to engage on the question of the other end of the spectrum: the children of the rich. OK, fine, I see that resistance is futile!
October 10, 2013
A good many of our policies and programs should be designed to help people with the drive, work ethic, tenacity, and motivation to rise. We should clear any obstacles in their path. We should empower them with opportunities. And, at all costs, we should avoid undercutting their efforts. In short, we should bring an ethos of meritocracy back to our anti-poverty efforts--the same ethos that still works relatively well at the top of our social structures and could work equally well at the bottom.
July 19, 2013
Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, talked about his bill that would repeal the Common Core State Standards in the state.
May 24, 2013
Chester E. Finn Jr. argues that smaller private and parochial schools must change their pricing and delivery structures to remain viable.
May 07, 2013
We need to stop having these extreme arguments, between "No excuses!" on one side and "It's all about poverty!" on the other. Poverty matters immensely. Schools matter immensely. Let's get on with addressing both.