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10+1 reactions to closing Iowa’s achievement gaps

10+1 reactions to closing Iowa’s achievement gaps

Today the Iowa Department of Education (DE) released a report on achievement levels in Iowa compared to other states. The report also focuses heavily on closing the significant achievement gaps that exist in our state. Here are some very quick reactions that I have to the report… The emphasis on better meeting the learning needs...

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How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wages war on public schools

How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wages war on public schools

Want to know how to wage war against public schools? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing campaign provides us some pointers… 1. Decide on a catchy title for your campaign. How about Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity? Nice title! Pat yourself on the back! Wait a minute… Does this mean that the U.S. Chamber wants...