Educational Reform: Separating Fact from Fiction
Public education has been described as in need of significant reform for the past hundred years or more. Comparisons of test scores among countries, states, cities, and school districts are interpreted to suggest a need to adopt business solutions to "fix" education. Current education policies call for identifying low-performing schools on the basis of test scores and "restructuring" them to improve performance. Presentation will review evidence that strongly suggests current policies are hurting more than helping schools most in need.