Return to Lake Wobegon, where every student receives an “A”

It’s been 10 years, almost to the day, since my original post on grade inflation, [1] so I thought it was time for an update. However, as I was looking into new data, I realized that grade inflation is just one part of a much bigger challenge facing society – not preparing our children for … More Return to Lake Wobegon, where every student receives an “A”

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Missing the big picture: Romney’s Business Approach to Improving Education

On May 23, 2012, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate released a white paper titled “A Chance for Every Child, Mitt Romney’s Plan for Restoring the Promise of American Education.” One theme in the paper was to extend a voucher program to students that would allow them to select what school they thought best fits their … More Missing the big picture: Romney’s Business Approach to Improving Education