(By Don Devine, '76 Contributor) So after promising no child left behind by last year, the 2015 “nation’s report card” in math from the National Assessment of Educational Progress actually fell for the first time since the
(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) With the House passing a bill to limit the federal role in K-to-12 schooling and a unanimous Senate committee doing the same, it might look as if there is finally
Sigmund Freud’s classic definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over yet always expecting different results- seems not to have registered with American education reformers who endlessly propose look-alike standards and assessments they claim will really, really work this time.
Obama’s class warfare theme, learned from Alinsky and abetted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, won’t save him in 2012, says John Andrews in the October round of Head On TV debates. Don’t underestimate its Main Street appeal, replies Susan Barnes–Gelt. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over No Child Left Behind, the GOP presidential contenders, the PERA pension fund, and Aurora’s lavish land development subsidies. Head On has been a daily feature on Colorado Public Television since 1997, with sponsorship by Centennial Institute since 2009. Here are all five scripts for October: