Saturday, May 1, 2010
"The relative decline of American education at the elementary- and high-school levels has been a national embarrassment as well as a threat to our nation's future. ... Within the [US], the achievement gap between white students and poor and minority students stubbornly persists--and as they population of disadvantaged students grows, overall scores continue to sag", Evan Thomas & Pat Wingert at Newsweek, 15 March 2010, link:
What idiocy. The magazine cover indicates "We must fire bad teachers" to save American Education. Really? How about accepting that there is no "achievement gap" at all and that as American demographics change, test scores will fall. Period.