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Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effects of the prevailing American accountability system on teachers in the United States.  In this blog, I will turn the tables and describe how the countries with the best-performing education systems approach accountability system...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effect of test-based accountability and the current vogue of using value added methods for teacher evaluation on the profession of teaching.  But I also acknowledged the need for strong accountability systems in public education. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I pointed to the data that shows that, after 10 years of federal education policies based on test-based accountability, there has been no perceptible improvement in student performance among high school students (which, when you get right down...

Cross-posted from Education Week With each new report from the PISA surveys, the United States drifts a little further down the international rankings of national school performance.  You might think that would concentrate the minds of our federal policy makers.  What we have instead is a...