Friday, January 20, 2012

Jerry Brown’s fresh start: Local control tied to accountability | Thoughts on Public Education

Jerry Brown’s fresh start: Local control tied to accountability | Thoughts on Public Education:

Jerry Brown’s fresh start: Local control tied to accountability - by Eric Hanushek

Gov. Jerry Brown made two important statements about K-12 education in his State of the State speech on Wednesday. First, it is very important to have a strong accountability system that makes student achievement the focal point of our schools. Second, within that accountability system, local districts should have discretion to decide how to provide [...]

Finnishing School - by Kathryn Baron

Forget Santa Claus and saunas, the biggest export from Finland these days is its educational system. During a two-day conference this week at Stanford University, Finnish educators discussed how they improved so dramatically and what the United States can learn from the Nordic country. Finnish education reform can be summed up in ten points, according to [...]

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