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  • The teaching crisis that unions and school districts won't address

    The teaching crisis that unions and school districts won't address
    Los Angeles teachers and school district administrators are doing battle once again. Contract talks broke down last month after 18 rounds of negotiations on raises, healthcare costs, class size, employee evaluation and charter schools. Mediation begins next week. Strike language and recriminations grow louder.
  • No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable

    No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable
    The No Child Left Behind Act, a product of good bipartisan intentions and bad legislative drafting, is closer than ever to a rewrite that was supposed to have happened eight years ago. Two senators who were carrying widely divergent bills to reauthorize...

    Randy Blaser: We need a Marshall Plan for Education

    Randy Blaser: We need a Marshall Plan for Education
    At a recent suburban Rotary club meeting, our town’s local school superintendent gave a brief report about the new PARCC tests, which stands for Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers. To paraphrase, it sounded like the...

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested
    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...

    State-mandated school testing

    I am writing in response to “CPS to snub new exam mandate; Limiting computer-driven test could risk federal aid, feed debate” (News, Jan. 19). The article should have been titled “CPS goes rogue: Where are the state auditors?”...