student performance Tag

Cross-posted at Education Week Why do some countries grow rich and others languish in poverty?  This is the question addressed in a very important new book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations, by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, and in a paper by the same authors titled,...

Cross-posted from Education Week Yes, illogic is a word, which my dictionary defines as the "quality of lacking logic."  Let me count the ways. Not so long ago, the critics derided school administrators for failing to evaluate their teachers.  The research, they said, made it abundantly plain...

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...