The state oversight of private and parochial education is likely to increase slowly, especially along the lines of uniformity in statistics and records, sanitary inspection, common standards of work, and the enforcement of the attendance laws. In particular, the attitude toward the control of the child is likely to change. Each year the child is coming to belong more and more to the state, and less and less to the parent. - Ellwood P. Cubberley 1909
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Why is Education Reform Based on Theories Instead of Proven Methods?
Take this quiz and determine how you stack up with other readers:
Should we test educational programs before we implement them?
As the article states:
In an important post, Charles Elliot, PhD, asks, why is this so hard for our educational system? Why aren’t new programs subjected to scientific tests or at the very least evaluated based on evidence, before they get implemented?
Well, I guess our states have to sign over their sovereignty, adopt consortium standards, redo assessments and curriculum, assume unfunded mandates to find out they just might be considered No Child Left Behind on steroids.
If you have a minute, you might just want to forward the quiz results to Arne Duncan. He might be interested to see what taxpayers believe about education.