Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New study says U.S. peers are not lagging international peers. Data “misleading and exaggerated.” | Get Schooled

New study says U.S. peers are not lagging international peers. Data “misleading and exaggerated.” | Get Schooled:


New study says U.S. peers are not lagging international peers. Data “misleading and exaggerated.”

I am listening to a media call on this new report by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Economic Policy Institute.
On the call, Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, calls the use of international test data to vilify U.S. student performance has been “misleading and exaggerated.”
He and Martin Carnoy, a professor of education at Stanford, disaggregated the data used in the international comparison by social class and came up with a far more nuanced picture of U.S. performance.
But here is the official summation:
Socioeconomic inequality among U.S. students skews international comparisons of test scores, 


If you have a fear of children, is teaching the right career choice?

downeyart0726 (Medium)Seems like this teacher chose the wrong profession if her phobia is young children:
From AJC.com:
A former high school teacher suing the school district where she used to work is accusing its administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children. Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been teaching Spanish and French at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati since 1976.
Waltherr-Willard, who does not have children of her own, said that when she was transferred to the district’s middle school in 2009, the seventh- and eighth-graders triggered her phobia, caused her 

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