Tag: Education Reform

Kindergarten and Play

The academic benefits of play are simply immeasurable.  This article helps summarize just a few of the major reasons why play is vital in the primary grades. Kindergartners Get Little Time for Play  

Reading List: Readicide

I am currently enjoying reading this book.  It takes a look at how national education policy has killed the love of reading for students across the country.  It takes a hard look at how No Child Left Behind and high-stakes testing have been a major…

Article: Why Education Reform is Doomed

Check out this fascinating article on why education reform in America is doomed.  The author takes a look at the huge success stories seen over in Finland and compares that to what is being done in America. I will give you one hint, Finland…

High Stakes Testing: It’s Broke, yet We keep doing It

There is an old adage, “If it is broke, don’t fix it.”  Unfortunately, education in America is broke, yet we aren’t fixing it. Extensive research has reached the conclusion that high stakes testing is a net negative and does not aid in student achievement….

The Results Speak for Themselves…Increased Federal Spending Does Not Correlate to Increased Test Scores

Data driven results from the past decades have led many to one conclusion…there is no correlation between federal spending and improved national testing scores.   Check out this latest piece from US News and World Report   http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2014/08/25/back-to-school-more-education-money-hasnt-improved-results

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