Education in America: Standardized Tests = BMI

Today’s topic in our Education in America series is standardized tests.  As Mona and I have touched on briefly, they’re not the silver bullet which will expose and then fix all the problems in education.  In fact, they might be making things worse.  Let’s dig in, shall we? Read More Education in America: Standardized Tests = BMI

Education in America, pt 1: Mythbusting Monday

As we talked about last week, we’re going to be working on an on-going series about education in America.   It’s sure to be one of the hot-button topics this election, and there will be a lot of column inches devoted to our education policy.  Because this is America, and we love our soundbites and scapegoats, we’re not likely to hear about things like curriculum design, supportive administrations and the effects of poverty on a society.  No, we’re going to hear that teachers suck. Read More Education in America, pt 1: Mythbusting Monday