Tag: international competiveness
April 9th, 2012All too often, poverty is cited as the reason why so many of Delaware’s highest-need students show poor performance in the classroom. Poverty can be a factor, clearly. Yet, to use poverty as an excuse that lets all of us—educators, parents, public officials, business and community leaders—off the hook is unproductive and poorly...
Duncan’s Decision on NCLB is the Right Call
August 9th, 2011Secretary Duncan made the right call when he announced plans to override the centerpiece requirement of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) school accountability law that requires 100 percent proficiency in math and reading by 2014. I was working in the Washington D.C. area in 2002 when President Bush signed NCLB into law. I remember my colleagues...