School/College Rankings

The controversial practice of creating comparative ratings of schools and colleges

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Rethinking the Carnegie Unit

By stressing the amount of time students spend in the classroom rather than their mastery of subjects, the Carnegie Unit masks the quality of teaching and learning in the nation’s schools and colleges. But alternatives aren’t simple. Continue reading

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Bring the Concept of Value to Higher Education

A major contributing factor to the skyrocketing cost of college is the virtual absence of the concept of value in the higher education marketplace. Continue reading

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Rewriting Accountability Under the No Child Left Behind Act

A reauthorized No Child Left Behind Act needs to measure school performance on the basis of student growth, not just student proficiency Continue reading

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