Tags » Graduation Rates

Georgia: Time to Reform the Reformers

In this post, Jim Arnold and Peter Smagorinsky dissect the myths and baloney of the reformers. The “reformers” love to talk about the good old days and about how schools were so much better back then. 1,210 more words


To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue

Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer.

Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. 5,011 more words

High-stakes Testing

Money Magazine's college rankings could use more transparency

Money Magazine entered the crowded arena of college rankings with its method of evaluating schools on “quality, affordability and outcomes”.  Yes, it’s another imperfect way to rank schools.   514 more words

College Search And Selection

Madison School Improvement Plan: Insufficient Accountability

Earlier this week, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham held a press conference touting the progress which the district has made after one year under her leadership.   522 more words


How "Reformers" Lie About Graduation Rates

I did not write the following post. It was written by a high-level official at the New York City Department of Education who–for obvious reasons–requires anonymity. 1,220 more words