New NAEP data out

White-Black math gaps getting worse And even national educators don’t depict the situation properly! The National Assessment of Educational Progress just released new data in the web on the testing of the nation’s students in reading and mathematics in 2009. Among other things, the release has this very clear statement from the National Assessment Governing…

Jefferson County educators don’t get it: They operate a lot of very weak schools

I wrote a couple of days ago that educators in Jefferson County are whining and sniveling about finally having to face some accountability for their many very poor performing schools. Sadly, instead of buckling down to figure out how to improve their under-performers, teachers along with Jefferson County superintendent Sheldon Berman are instead trying to…

District to get national and international accreditation is one of Kentucky’s 13 low performers????

Here’s a great education puzzle. The Campbell County Public Schools are about to get accreditation from both AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. That will make the district both nationally and internationally recognized. However, just a week ago it was announced that Campbell County is one of the 13 long-time low-performing school…

Retired Ed school prof misses it on charter schools

Retired UK professor Marty Solomon’s claim that “Most charter schools no better, worse than public ones” comes up short. Claiming it is a “most-trusted” report, Solomon repeats an oft-heard partial citation of findings in the Stanford University (CREDO) “Multiple Choice” report on charters. What Solomon conveniently doesn’t tell us about that report is disappointing and…

World’s businessmen say: Quality of US education only ranks 22nd among world’s nations

I’ve been looking at some more data from ‘The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010” from the World Economic Forum. The US rankings page, shows our country only ranked 22nd when business executives from around the world were asked, “How well does the educational system in your country meet the needs of a competitive economy?” Some of…