\clip\97\26\culture.txt November 16, 1997 Educators want change
but can't agree on the solution By Carol Innerst The Washington Times
"A necessary part of the solution is a return to content," says E.D.
Times Reformers could put teachers to the test by Jolayne Houtz Seattle
Times staff reporter [Assess penalties and rewards for school that don't
improve by x percent on the new test, but no evidence that it has worked
in other states]
ritest.txt 44% OF RI 8TH GRADERS
FAIL STATE MATH STANDARD, BUT EQUAL TO NATIONAL AVERAGE \clip\97\25\ritest.txt
New Test in R.I. Sends Shock Waves Through State By Jeff Archer 10/29/97
Denver Post Scores on new test will be low By Janet Bingham Denver Post
Education Writer Brace for grim and sobering student test results, the
governor and the state education commissioner are warning.
PUBLIC AGENDA SURVEY: PROFESSSORS VALUES PROCESS OVER KNOWLEDGE OR
CORRECT ANSWERS VS. PARENTS WISHES \clip\97\25\edclip5.txt Professors'
Attitudes Out of Sync, Study Finds By Ann Bradley Professors of education
hold an idealistic view of public education that differs so markedly from
the concerns of parents, taxpayers, teachers, and students that it amounts
to "a kind of rarefied blindness," a report released last week
says. "Different Drummers: How Teachers of Teachers View Public Education"
presents the results of a poll of education professors by Public Agenda.
PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION MOTIVATES EDUCATION FADS THE
WASHINGTON TIMES. October 20, 1997 Students fall behind all along the
way By Carol Innerst http://www.washtimes.com/culture/culture2.html
Part 1 From the Washington Times,
p.A1, Sunday, October 19, 1997 The Dumbing Down of America, Part 1 of a
3 part series No challenge for growing minds By Carol Innerst, Senior Education
Writer, The Washington Times