Thursday, March 08, 2012

(Updated) "Quick fixes from education “reformers” will fail our students"

UPDATE: Here's the money quote...
Since 1991, per-pupil funding for K-12 education has slipped from 17th to 31st in the nation. In terms of state personal income, we’ve dropped from 24th to 45th in spending. We’ve gotten wealthier, but we’ve also become stingier.
John Burbank (Real Change):
There's an easier way to improve Washington schools: Fund them--“Reform” is usually considered a good thing, but some education advocates talk as if a handful of charter schools and firing teachers based on their students’ test scores are the magic bullets that will “fix” our schools.

Their efforts may be well intentioned, but they don’t actually address the real problems. MORE...

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