Here are some interesting news items from the last few days:
- In case you didn’t know, it’s National School Choice week!
- Diane Ravich spoke Friday night in Sacramento. Also on the bill in supportive roles were Linda Darling-Hammond, Anthony Cody, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, CTA Vice President Eric Heins, and the deans of the schools of education at UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento. The title in the morning paper was “Education expert offers a critique of Testing culture.“
- The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law “failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly,” leading to a decade of educational stagnation. That is the central conclusion of a major new report marking NCLB’s tenth anniversary released by FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing. Click here to read the NCLB 10th Anniversary report.
- And a blog post from John Young on ending that law.
- An article from the The Atlantic points out that the secret behind Finland’s schools, a secret many American can’t even conceptualize much less support: they have no private schools, no school ‘choice’, and no school competition. Huh…
Posted January, 23, 2012