The state of the education system
The following is an excerpt from the Education — Key Page at the website of Fathers for Life. The last three links identified in the list show additions that were made today.
Measuring up: The performance of Canada’s youth in reading, mathematics and science
Getting an education in a feminist-dominated education system
The Scandal and Sham of Education in the UK (off-site)
The Happy Days — An assessment by Robert A. Heinlein of what the status of the US education system was at the end of the Seventies, with comments by me explaining to where we got to since then.
The Myth That Schools Short-change Girls: Social Science in the Service of Deception — an article by Judith Kleinfeld, Professor of Psychology, University of Alaska
The “Fix” That’s Destroying Education In America
Have no illusions that the problems with America’s education system are national ones. Once you read Tom DeWeese’s article and know who’s behind “The Fix”, you’ll come to the conclusion that you know also why “The Fix” is destroying education in all developed nations.
The National Education Association (NEA), just prior to the anniversary of the horror of the Twin Towers attack, urged its members in a directive not to lay blame on Islamic terrorists but instead to lecture students on America’s sins. For a day or two, there were some indignant outbursts. But few pointed out the connection between the unconscionable state of American education and the ideological hold the NEA has on our public schools and system of higher education.
- No gold stars for successful L.A. teachers, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2010
L.A. Unified has hundreds of excellent instructors. But no one asks them their secrets to success, and most of the time no one praises them. Often their principals don’t even know who they are.
August 28, 2010|By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
- School reform fails in N.Y. test score scandal, SocialistWorker.org, September 1, 2010
Alexander Super, a former public school teacher in New York, looks at the issues raised by the big downward revision of student test scores in the city.
- The following is a link to an article on the key issue that is being addressed in the two articles identified above; the issue being that teachers unions have always persisted in refusing to permit the grading of teachers’ performances according to the students’ test scores.
L.A. Unified presses union on test scores, Los Angeles Times, August 22. 2010
The district wants new labor contracts to include ‘value-added’ data as part of teacher evaluations.