Tag Archives: school reform

5 states with no teachers unions have low to average SAT/ACT test scores

6 Mar

Lately teachers unions have been blamed for everything wrong with education. Some  things they are blamed for are lower test scores & our kids not being ready for college. While they are not completely innocent of those charges it turns out states without teachers unions are near the bottom of the SAT/ACT scores list. See where they rank: http://aareports.com/2011/03/5-states-with-no-teachers-unions-have.html

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New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

12 Dec

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Read more:  http://aareports.com/2010/12/new-poll-us-adults-blame-parents-for.html

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

13 Nov

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

The Partnership for Education in Newark was set up
to match Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift. It estimates the outreach effort and advertising and public relation costs will total $1 million. A legislator is criticizing how officials are spending money in New Jersey’s largest city in the wake of a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/criticism-of-newarks-use-of-facebook.html