Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple

Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple:

Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple

Green apple with worm hole hanging from tree. Copy space

Nebraska’s Great Public Schools
When you get to feeling bad about awful school reform, it’s nice to reflect on Nebraska. It has been a shiny, organic apple. But now it has a worm in it when it comes to online instruction.
The state has been mostly immune to draconian reform. Probably this is largely due to the past leadership of Doug Christensen.
Christensen used to be the state education commissioner, and he was a hero to educators and parents around the country. He fought high-stakes standardized testing in the era of No Child Left Behind. He advocated local control of measuring student progress.
Today, Nebraska is seen as a rebel state. They don’t have charter schools and they have not adopted Common Core State Standards.
Yet, without such expensive reforms, Nebraska has some of the highest test scores in Nebraska: The Online Worm in the Apple:


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