This article from Diane Ravitch, Professor of Education at New York University, cautions about education policy that focuses on what can be measured in education. Julia Gillard would do well to take heed. Continue reading “Why Business Leaders Should Not Be in the Driver’s Seat”
A new analysis of test data in New York State provides some interesting evidence that public comparisons of school results narrow the curriculum.
It suggests that schools in New York City are paying more attention to English and maths than science and social studies because these results are used to compare and grade schools. Continue reading “More Evidence that School Comparisons Narrow the Curriculum”
Australia’s school system has a high degree of social segregation between schools and large inequities in outcomes between students from rich and poor families. These will probably increase following the agreement of Australian Governments, led by the Rudd Government, to introduce national reporting of individual school results. Continue reading “League Tables Increase Social Segregation and Inequity”