Yearly Archives: 2013

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The Importance of Common Core Standards to Disadvantaged Students

The opposition the Common Core is about adult issues, not what’s best for students, especially disadvantaged students, who traditionally haven’t been taught anything resembling the Common Core in public education. Continue reading

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Producing the Smartest Kids in the World

Other countries’ schools outperform ours by following a philosophy that is—or ought to be—very American: innate talent is less important than sheer drive. Continue reading

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Gates on Teacher Evaluation

The final report of the Gates Foundation’s $45-million study of teacher evaluation make the case for a comprehensive approach to gauging teacher qualilty. Continue reading

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